Your donation will help RMIT researchers investigate regional mobile telecommunications performance across Australia to drive better service and regulation.
When it comes to determining mobile telecommunications performance, there are two key parameters: coverage and throughput (download and upload speeds). Though carriers are quick to promote mobile network coverage, it merely indicates the reach of any mobile tower’s signal and not the network’s performance.
High throughput is key to good network performance, but this information is not shared by carriers and there are no industry or government regulations on minimum throughput within a coverage area.
To ensure Australians can make an informed decision about which carrier to use to receive true value for money, RMIT researchers are seeking support to establish and operate regional mobile telecommunications performance data collection points across the Australia for three months. Data captured will identify what standards around minimum throughput and performance are required, especially for residents in regional areas where mobile network performance may be limited.
The findings will be shared with policymakers to drive the development and implementation of new regulations that cover throughput, capacity and performance of mobile networks, particularly where infrastructure has been partially funded by taxpayers.
Associate Professor Gregory is a senior telecommunications and network engineering academic. Dr Gregory leads the Network Engineering Research Group at RMIT. He is a leading researcher into Australian telecommunications and has written extensively on the National Broadband Network and mobile telecommunications. He is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, and the General Chair of the IEEE International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference. Dr Gregory has experience as a company director, was an elected member of the Engineers Australia Victoria Division Committee 2010-2012, is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.
Dr Li is a member of the Network Engineering Research Group at RMIT and has experience working on mobile telecommunications projects. Dr Li has a growing publication record in the area of telecommunications and networking. She is the Local Organisation Chair for the IEEE International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference and a member of the IEEE.
Your donation will support RMIT researchers in creating and operating data collection points investigating the true mobile telecommunications performance Australians receive.
With your help, a clear picture of mobile telecommunication networks will be established to support better policies and regulations governing carrier performance claims.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.