Although Exetel is the first Optus Wholesale customer to offer the "Home Wireless Broadband" router, the company clearly expects more of its MVNOs to offer such a service.
The cost of a SIM-only mobile phone plan for unlimited talk and text per 28 days with 1GB of Optus-powered 4G data has fallen to $10, while those wanting the same deal but with 2.5GB data will pay just $20.
With wireless broadband an excellent choice for instant back-up connectivity, and for some even a primary form of broadband, Netgear’s new 4G LTE Modem has come on sale at an opportune moment.
Australian wireless broadband equipment provider NetComm Wireless has secured an IoT Device Supply Agreement with Spain-based global telco Telefónica which it says extends its IoT reach to more than 2500 enterprises worldwide.
Global provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for mobile Internet, ZTE, has won the Best Wireless Broadband Innovation award at Broadband World Forum in London.
Optus has launched new home wireless broadband plans for consumers and small business customers with generous data inclusions.
The 5G world is yet to come, but 4G LTE-A networks are happening now, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), mainstream technology.
NetComm Wireless has ramped up its US market expansion with the establishment of its first research and development (R&D) facility outside of Australia.
The Turnbull Coalition government is promising, if re-elected, "continuous mobile coverage on trains between the Central Coast and Hornsby, as well as Wi-Fi at each train station".
Wireless broadband provider NetComm Wireless has released to the market its new generation VDSL/ADSL Wireless AC1600 Gigabit Gateway (NF17ACV) that it says will deliver a “fast and powerful wireless experience” as households move to the National Broadband Network or New Zealand’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) fibre networks.
Ericsson is driving the 5GEx project to enable unified European 5G infrastructure service market that integrates multiple operators and technologies in co-operation with industry partners.
Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE has delivered a rise in net profits of 42% over the past nine months on the back of increased sales of optical network products and 4G LTE solutions to carriers.
Adelaide-based wireless specialist MIMPConnecting Solutions says it has “beaten the NBN to the punch” by delivering high-speed broadband services for South Australia’s Kangaroo Island.
The NBN might be delivering a sub-optimal wired service now the Government has directed it to use copper rather than fibre, but it says its wireless service will be first rate.
Chinese ICT giant Huawei has launched its latest generation Agile Campus 3.0 Solutions, including the Ethernet Network Processor (ENP)-based Wi-Fi acceleration algorithm, Wi-Fi soft handover technology, 2.5GE access switch and 100GE line card, and Agile Mobile Solution.
Search giant Google shook up the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona this week when the company officially confirmed that it intends to sell mobile data plans in the US. The question is whether Google will join other MVNOs, such as Boost, Amaysim and Aldi, and sell cut price mobile plans in Australia.
Australia has the second highest rate of broadband mobile in the world but ranks a lowly 21st place in fixed broadband. Australia has 114.4 wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 population but just 26.1 fixed connections per 100, according to the latest figures from the OECD.
Optus has activated what it claims is the world’s first 4G TDD (time division duplex) carrier aggregation.
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.
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