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Vodafone's 4G population coverage exceeds 95%

05 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Following extensive investments, Vodafone's 4G network coverage now exceeds 95% of the Australian population, the company revealed.

Optus trials 4.5G as Telstra prepares to test 5G

22 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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, TPG sign $1bn agreement

30 September, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 claims world first with LTE-A 3x CA launch

17 August, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 to invest an extra $500m in its mobile network

15 July, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 Agora 4G+ Smartphone

09 December, 2014

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.

LTE to keep telcos in developed APAC afloat

17 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 launches second LTE network

17 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Optus names Vic McClelland as head of Optus Networks

05 September, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian telecom pro Vic McClelland will take on the role of managing director of Optus Networks from 4 November.

Telstra may sue Vodafone over 4G speed claims

23 July, 2013

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 launches 4G business services in Sydney and Perth

31 July, 2012

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 4G network hits 70 Mbps in Bendigo trial

16 March, 2012

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 launches 4G tablet and prepaid 4G mobile broadband

28 February, 2012

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 4G LTE roundup and analysis

30 September, 2011 by Andrew Collins

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.

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