Ericsson and Telstra world-first high speed capacity link to King Island

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Telstra and Ericsson announced the completion of a major upgrade to King Island’s mobile network infrastructure, providing a significant boost in connectivity and achieving a world-first and close to tenfold capacity boost for the island’s community with the launch of Australia’s longest over-water microwave telecommunications link with a throughput capacity of 9.8 Gbps with 99.99 percent availability across 120 km. In this talk we hear from the main players of this project. They will tell us about the story of delivering 5G upgrades to King Island which required a significant uplift in bandwidth to this remote location. Also, we will hear about the challenges on spectrum and link availability to meet this increase in capacity.

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  • Date: 18 Apr 2024
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+10:00) Canberra
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  • Starts 04 April 2024 12:00 PM
  • Ends 18 April 2024 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+10:00) Canberra
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David Nicolas of Telstra




Group Owner – Aggregation & Transport Engineering

Manager of Transport Networks which provides connectivity into regional & remote locations into Australia via Microwave Point to Point technology and Optical Networks.


Kym Chilton of Telstra


Product Owner Microwave Technology

Manager of Microwave Engineering and lead introduction of this new solution for King Island



Ben Williams of Telstra


Senior Microwave Engineer

Technology expert with over 30 years experience in Microwave Transport in Telstra



Address:L8 242 Exhibition st, , Melbourne, Australia, 3000

Martin Firus of Ericsson