Telstra is claiming a world-first with the switching on of a precinct of 5G-enabled WiFi hotspots on Australia’s Gold Coast, allowing locals free broadband during evaluation of the technology.
Telstra has unveiled new post-paid and pre-paid mobile plans as it moves to put the focus on data and entertainment packages in the wake of what the telco says is 40% growth in video traffic every year.
Telstra has switched on the millionth hotspot in its national Wi-Fi network, with the city of Mildura being the location for the same.
Australian telecommunications services provider Norwood Systems has sealed an agreement with US-based Devicescape which will allow users of its services to view available Wi-Fi hotspots through an augmented reality interface and make Wi-Fi connected calls using Devicescape’s Wi-Fi hotspots.
Mobile phones have, in recent years, driven a rapid increase in the number of Australian teenagers going online and there’s also been a surge in the use of wireless hot spots by the teens over four years.
Just like Telstra routers can be turned into public Telstra Air hotspots, so too is this phenomenon exploding around the world from a variety of carriers.
Australian data growth is accelerating rapidly, with data volumes through fixed broadband services predicted to grow ‘exponentially’ as we Aussies consume more and more subscription video on demand, music streaming and e‐commerce services.
Telstra is doubling its free Wi-Fi trial hotspots with more than 1500 new hotspots across Australia including regional areas, adding to 1000 hotspots already online.
The first 150 Telstra Wi-Fi hotspots have been switched on, with over 100 towns and cities to get 1000 trial hotspots before 25 December 2014 - all free to use as part of a pre-launch trial.
Certain new HP tablets and notebooks will come with a free subscription to the iPass network of Wi-Fi hotspots.
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The new free Wi-Fi service at Sydney's Central Station is being delivered via Ruckus Wireless equipment.
Telstra has made available a prepaid pocket WiFi hotspot that operates on its LTE network.
GoConnect (ASX: GCN) says it expects the free WiFi services it is planning to offer in the Melbourne CBD in conjunction with ISP Netbay Internet should launch by the end of February.
Remember when carrier operated public WiFi hotspots were all the rage? Telstra, Optus and a handful of private operators were rolling them out in coffee shops, airports and on the street. Sure every other coffee shop today has free WiFi, but the big telco-operated networks have all but disappeared. They could be about to make a comeback.
Broadband ISP Netbay Internet is planning a network of free-access, advertising-funded WiFi hotspots in metropolitan areas of Australia and has teamed up with GoConnect (ASX: GCN) to sell the advertising for the network.
A survey undertaken by New Zealand's Ministry of Economic Development has found the costs of data roaming for New Zealand businesses to be prohibitive to their staff doing business in Australia.
Global hotspot access provider, Boingo Wireless has launched a new unlimited Wi-Fi access plan designed for users wanting to connect laptops in the Asia Pacific region, including continental Asia and Australasia.
Service provider and device manufacturer members of the Wi-Fi Alliance have taken the first steps towards enabling users of public Wi-Fi networks to roam seamlessly and securely between the networks of different operators around the world and between cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
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