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More than 50% of Australians would consider ditching the NBN for a 5G mobile service if it would deliver higher bandwidth, according to a survey by the Roy Morgan Research outfit.

Roy Morgan interviewed some 626 Australians aged 18-plus in June. It found 56.7% of those who were aware of 5G said they would consider using it as an alternative to the NBN.

According to Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine: “ACCC chair Rod Sims has flagged 5G networks as a good competitive threat to bring down wholesale prices of the NBN.”

Of the 91.7% of respondents aware of 5G:

  • Some 46.7% said they would consider buying a 5G phone;
  • Another 27.5% said they would pay more for faster Internet; and
  • Just over 40% did not believe 5G would bring sufficient benefits to justify switching; while 26.1% were concerned about the health risks of 5G; and 20.6% thought 5G would increase security risks.
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