Committee to examine 5G in Australia

Thursday, 19 September, 2019

Committee to examine 5G in Australia

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has commenced a parliament-first inquiry into fifth-generation (5G) mobile network technology.

The Chair, Dr David Gillespie MP, said that the committee will examine the deployment, adoption and application of 5G in Australia.

“5G will transform the way we live and work, and provide opportunities for family life, industry and commerce. It will power smart homes and cities and provide new ways to experience entertainment, and at the same time transform transport, logistics and industry,” Dr Gillespie said.

“We want to hear about the opportunities and challenges of 5G,” he added.

The inquiry’s terms of references are:

  • Investigate the capability, capacity and deployment of 5G.
  • Understand the application of 5G, including use cases for enterprise and government.

Matters relating to national security are not within the scope of the inquiry.

Submissions can be made up until 1 November 2019.

More information about the inquiry can be found at

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