The Queensland Government are planning on building a Wireless network that spans the entire state. Queensland is Australia’s second largest state at 1.7 Million square kilometers. It’s a massive challenge and one that won’t come cheap at $457.3 Million and will take 15 years to complete.
Premiere Campbell Newman isn’t the most popular person in QLD right now, but has Telstra lined up to build the infrastructure. The project called ‘Government Wireless Network’ would service the Queensland Police, emergency and public safety agencies. In the event of an emergency, this network would allow the different departments to communicate reliably without relying on the publicly available infrastructure.
There’s no information provided on the dedicated frequencies used for the GWN.