Following extensive investments, Vodafone's 4G network coverage now exceeds 95% of the Australian population, the company revealed.
Optus and Telstra are both taking steps to prepare their networks for the next evolutions of wireless technology, with Optus trialling 4.5G technology and Telstra revealing plans to trial 5G at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Vodafone Australia and TPG have signed two agreements worth over $1bn involving the supply of dark fibre to Vodafone cell sites and the migration of TPG's mobile customers to Vodafone's network.
Optus has switched on an LTE-A network at three sites in Newcastle that supports 3x carrier aggregation, ahead of the launch of compatible devices into the Australian market.
Telstra has revealed plans to increase its planned capex investment in its mobile network for the next three years to over $5bn, while Vodafone has reached a milestone in its core network upgrade.
Kogan has released the Agora 4G+ Smartphone, featuring a 5″ HD IPS display, 13 MP BSI camera, 16 GB storage capacity and 2 GB RAM.
Increases in LTE subscribers and mobile data usage will help telcos in developed APAC reverse declining average revenue per user, and keep overall revenues growing, a research firm predicts.
Optus has become the first Australian telco to operate both FDD and TDD LTE networks simultaneously, following the launch of its new 4G Plus network in four capital cities.
Australian telecom pro Vic McClelland will take on the role of managing director of Optus Networks from 4 November.
Telstra has threatened Vodafone with legal action over Vodafone’s claim that it has the fastest 4G network in Australia. In response, Vodafone has turned to crowdsourced speed-test data to justify some of its claims, saying these figures show that it “currently offers the fastest 4G data speeds in Sydney and Melbourne.”
Optus has expanded the availability of 4G business services to Sydney and Perth. From today, customers will be able to utilise USB mobile broadband and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots in the two cities.
Optus today announced results of the first trial of its 700 MHz 4G network, which attained a peak download speed of 70 megabits in the field.
Telstra today launched a 4G tablet and a prepaid 4G LTE broadband modem. Until now, access to the 4G network was limited to post-paid mobile and post-paid dongle plans.
Telstra launched its new 4G LTE mobile network earlier this week. Andrew Collins discusses the impact of the network, the phones that may or may not run on it and pricing.