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

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/415975

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. Speaker(s): David Nicolas, Kym Chilton, Ben Williams, Martin Firus Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/415975

Why Electric Vehicles ?

Room: 11th floor, Bldg: Engineers Australia, 108 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 5000

Electric vehicles were defeated by internal combustion engine vehicles 100 years ago. Why are they coming back? Some of them have good acceleration, but they are expensive, the electricity to charge them is generated from coal, the range is low, they take a long time to recharge, there is not enough charging infrastructure, and the grid won’t cope with the increased demand for electricity. Some of these claims are not entirely true. Peter drives an electric car, and will discuss how much CO2 is emitted, how that compares to his house, how far he drives each day, how often he recharges, where he recharges, what it costs, and how it impacts the electricity grid. Room: 11th floor, Bldg: Engineers Australia, 108 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 5000