Could a super-fast 5G wireless internet network be about to make the NBN redundant?

25-Feb-2018

'A parliamentary committee is preparing to question the business case for the $50 billion National Broadband Network amid fears the coming rollout of a super fast 5G wireless network will make much of the system redundant.

The joint standing committee on the NBN, which last year released deeply critical findings of the network, will question whether a generation of younger city dwellers might opt out of the NBN in favour of faster, next-generation mobile services.

Committee deputy chairman Josh Wilson said fast and reliable mobile broadband threatens to “cut the lunch” of the Federal Government’s NBN network.

“It will leave parts of the NBN incapable of generating revenue, which undermines the whole business case,” Mr Wilson said said.'

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