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Telstra 5G a step closer after world-first trial

Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast has successfully completed a world-first end-to-end 5G data call.

It’s this kind of technology that could allow driverless cars and remote surgeries to become a part of Australia’s future.

Telstra Executive Director Network and Infrastructure Engineering Channa Seneviratne is leading the team and tells Ross Greenwood it’s an exciting development.

“For the first time, we have now started to make some 5G data calls which are basically as close to commercial reality as we can be prior to our launching.”

Previously the 5G test phone was the size of mini-fridge but has since shrunk to the size of a desktop computer.

Mr Senevirante says “we are now in a position to really compress that even further”.

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