New mobile network deployment rules needed to meet 5G challenge

The rules for network infrastructure deployment will have to be updated to meet the challenges of next generation mobile technology, says the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).

AMTA  Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus, told the CommsDay Summit session on 5G and Wireless Futures that along with higher frequency spectrum, 5G would also be characterised by much denser networks, which would challenge current regulations for network deployment.

“AMTA is proposing reform to how mobile network deployment activity is regulated. These proposals have the potential to further promote investment in mobile networks by driving efficiencies in planning and deployment activity and also have the potential to deliver flow-on economic productivity benefits for Australia,” he said.

“We will require significant adjustment of regulatory policy to allow the sort of density in deployment that 5G is going to require.”

Source: AMTA