MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR CALLS ON THE TURNBULL GOVERNMENT TO CLARIFY NBNCO’S INTENTION WITH 5G - 10 APRIL 2018

Labor calls on the Turnbull Government to clarify NBNCo’s intentions with 5G.

Just this morning, the NBN Chief Technology Officer stated the company would commence 5G trials, and was keen to understand what 5G can offer to all Australians no matter where they live.

Is NBN now planning to build a mobile network?

Or is the company planning to build a metropolitan 5G network to bypass the $50 billion second-rate NBN the Turnbull Government has just built?

If it is the latter, this is a clear admission the NBN engineering core consider parts of network currently being built are not fit for purpose.

The Turnbull Government needs to clarify its position today.