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A Telstra rep says that Murwillumbah has taken a step towards the 5G future as the company switches on the area’s first Telstra 5G base stations, part of our ongoing rollout of Australia’s leading 5G.

Telstra Regional General Manager Mike Marom said the new 5G capacity, and the ongoing rollout, will not only benefit customers with 5G devices in the selected areas that 5G will initially be deployed, but will also benefit customers with 4G devices in the vicinity of new 5G coverage.

‘Telstra has always been dedicated to connecting people in regional Australia and ensuring they are amongst the first to experience the latest mobile technology,’ said Mr Marom.

‘It’s really exciting Murwillumbah is among the first cities in Australia, indeed the world, to have access to 5G connectivity.’

Mr Maron said that with the first 5G sites on air, customers in Murwillumbah have a chance to be part of the cutting edge. ‘Further to this, as we roll out this new 5G technology, it will also improve 4G capacity and speeds.

‘We now have commenced the rollout of 5G in 32 cities around Australia.’

The commencement of the 5G rollout in Murwillumbah is part of Telstra’s commitment to extend 5G coverage to selected areas of 35 major and regional cities across Australia by the end of June 2020.

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  1. Love the propaganda..

    This is the Labour Party… Justine Elliot’s new position.. stuff the voters.. we’re having it.. we’re on the national cabinet & this is what’s happening..
    needy .. no imagination.. no research! Not enough.. no idea…

    Bye bye Justine

  2. Fantastic news – we need faster internet in this area. All the 5G conspiracy loons will be raging – I’ll have my popcorn ready.

  3. 5G underlying technology is largely identical to 4G. There was a bit of fearmongering when 4G came out as well.
    The low-energy radio waves used in telecommunications use frequencies between 300 MHz and 300 GHz, not enough to damage birds and people. The same people that say cell phone towers cause more cancer (which is wrong) are the people that push this “5G bad” BS

  4. They will stop our body’s from being able to absorb air with that bloody crap 5G

    I just hope that it’s not going to be painful to die from it as any one that dies from it will be classified as having died after getting Coronavirus ?

  5. Will Mr Marom give the Echo a map of where the infrastructure is? With its short wave length, there must be a lot of repeater stations for it to actually work.

  6. I’ve been I 5g area for 6 months. It hasnt given me Covid 19 or brain cancer. However I can now read people’s thoughts. You’re all perverted. (In a good way ).

  7. Murwillumbah? Why not Uki? Why not Chinderah?
    Serve the villages first and then the large cities and populated areas

  8. Sorry to the people of Murwillumbah that this 5g has been forced upon you. It’s wrong. The people that want the faster internet should just get a corded connection for themselves instead of everyone having to endure the damaging frequencies.

  9. I still think we need to fix the nbn first. Mobile networks and connectivity is still much better than home Internet connection.
    Fix what doesn’t work properly first!

  10. I feel sorry for the Murwillumbah community.
    As sickness starts to appear in the following months, the “awake” will recognize it as 5g sickness, the Sheeple will blame Corona Virus…

  11. If 5G is so accepted by the community why did they wait until the middle of the lockdown to do the work? Was this essential work when 4G has worked fine for us? I thought only essential work was allowed so was this done illegally?
    Also as the Government has spent a ridiculous amount of money on the NBN why do we need 5G which negates it?


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