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Displaying items by tag: Wireless broadband

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:52

‘New world record’ for wireless data

A week after Samsung’s supposed 5G breakthrough, German researchers have announced 40 Gbps wireless, comparable to speeds reached by fibre.

Three of Australia's largest telecoms companies have spent a combined total of just under $2 billion to secure newly available wireless broadband spectrum in the Government's Digital Dividend auction. Telstra, Optus Mobile and TPG have secured a total of 200 MHz of bandwidth in the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands, with Telstra and Optus taking the lions share.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 14:01

Before moving house, check for mobile coverage

I've had a nightmare week. As a work from home journalist I'm totally dependent on Internet and telephone access but I found myself totally cut off after I moved house.

Published in Cornered!

Fixed broadband wireless network operator BigAir is to acquire another fixed wireless network operator Link Innovations whose network covers Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle and a number of regional markets including Gosford, Coffs Harbour and Dubbo.

Published in Listed Tech

NBN Co has published a list of the local councils in Victoria's southwest where it plans to submit planning applications for the installation of towers for its wireless broadband network.

Published in Technology Regulation

ISP Internode has begun selling Internet and VoIP services delivered via NBN Co's first fixed wireless tower.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:19

Huawei claims 30Gbps wireless "beyond LTE"

Huawei claims to have developed technology "beyond LTE" that is capable of delivering data at 30Gbps, but has given scant information, in particular what bandwidth is required to achieve this.

The new data international data roaming options introduced by Optus may help tourists keep their phone bills under control.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 20 February 2012 10:10

Optus acquires Vividwireless for 4G spectrum

Optus has agreed to acquire Vividwireless, and with it comes a chunk of spectrum suitable for 4G services.

Published in Deals

Close encounters between Australians and the fourth generation of smartphones can officially commence today down under, as HTC's Velocity lands in the hands of those who pre-ordered, while anyone with the need to feel 4G's raw speed can undoubtedly visit one of Telstra's flagship T-Life stores for a rush of digital adrenaline.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 07:13

Can wireless broadband boost employment?

A US think tank has published research claiming that the transition to '4G' (ie LTE) technologies will spur significant new job creation and growth that could help the American economy restore gains in incomes and business investment.

For years cellular mobile and WiMAX network operators along with their network and device suppliers have been touting their wireless broadband offerings as 4G, but the International Telecommunication Union has only just finalised the 4G standards.

WiMAX network operator vividwireless has responded to increasing competition from mobile network operators' broadband data services by cutting prices for its access devices and offering customers credit when they sign up and cutting prices for its wireless broadband devices.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 15 December 2011 15:11

iPad 2 reaches Optus

Availability of the iPad 2 is widening with the market-leading tablet making its debut at Optus.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 18 November 2011 09:43

1800MHz "a prime band for LTE worldwide"

After being one of the first telcos in the world to roll out an LTE network at 1800MHz, Telstra is now seeing the Global Mobile Suppliers Association championing the cause.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 17 November 2011 13:56

NetComm becomes NetComm Wireless

Shareholders of Australian communications equipment maker NetComm (ASX: NTC) have approved a change of name to NetComm Wireless to reflect the company's shift of focus away from fixed line and consumer communications technology to wireless equipment for telcos and the machine-to-machine market.

Published in Listed Tech

The ACMA is planning to use a combinatorial clock auction for the sale of 700MHz digital dividend spectrum and the 2.5GHz spectrum presently used for TV outside broadcast relays: both expected to be highly sought after to meet burgeoning demand for mobile broadband capacity.

Published in Technology Regulation

NBN Co has mounted a spirited defence against claims from two internationally recognised telecommunications market experts that the forced shutdown of existing HFC broadband services from Telstra and Optus and restrictions against offering wireless broadband in competition with the NBN amounts to anti-competitive  behaviour.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Researchers at Rice University in the US have developed technology that they say could double the capacity of today's cellular networks, without the need for more spectrum or more base stations.

Vodafone Germany is reported to be planning to abandon the use of copper for delivering broadband services and migrate four million broadband customers to its LTE network.

Published in Cornered!

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