There is a wide discrepancy between mobile data speeds and the price for that data around the world.
Qualcomm has announced real-world test results demonstrating that 5G mmWave connectivity speeds on commercial devices is 16 times faster than 5G operating solely in sub-6 GHz frequencies.
The performance of Fibre Max high speed broadband plans in New Zealand has improved substantially, according to the country’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission.
Promising to set a "new standard in consumer SSD performance", Samsung has made its market-leading, super-fast solid-state drives even better "at affordable price points".
In one well-known novel, Atlas famously shrugged, and the world tilted off its axis, but in WP Engine's world, Atlas is the headless future of Wordpress, delivering "exponentially faster dynamic sites" that shrug off slowness forever.
GUEST RESEARCH: VPN Mentor has put together research on the state of 5G around the world, current as of January 2021, with the UAE having the fastest download speeds at 959.39Mbps, the US with the most 5G areas available, the cheapest 5G basic plan in Hungary, the latest 4G/5G speed gap and more.
Over at Telstra's 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, Telstra, Ericsson and Qualcomm have “announced the successful completion of a new 5G maximum download speed record on a commercial network of 5Gbps for a single user” via a 5G NR data call.
Every year, new phones, new CPUs, new everything arrives in the hope you’ll upgrade at some point, with WiFi getting a nice new upgrade to support ever faster speeds, with Netgear, Linksys, TP-Link, ASUS and others set to release 6E routers this year which uses the 6Ghz band that is "free of interference and congestion" - in 2021, at least!
GUEST INTERVIEW: Appian is the low-code company that lets you create apps visually via flowchart, 10 to 20 times faster than traditional ways, in what is a sophisticated reimagining of the coding process that lets apps, software and ideas flow into life at the speed of thought, and be easily updated and changed. It's also an excellent example of hyperautomation, which is the subject of CEO Matt Calkins' new book.
Telstra says it is proud of its 5G service, and has filmed a video showing just how much faster its 5G is to a competitor's, which is very timely with 5G iPhones arriving soon and plenty of other 5G phones already out there, but what about upload speeds?
Quoting results from independent IT research institute AV-TEST, NordVPN says its "breakthrough encryption protocol" has ensured it is the fastest VPN connection on the market.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says fixed-line NBN broadband services have held up well in May and June despite the increased demand.
Telco and energy retailer Dodo has launched new NBN plans coupled with offers for electricity and gas services.
Nokia and Orange have launched 5G testing in the city of Lublin in Poland, as part of the next stage of network trials in the country.
Global content delivery network Akamai has achieved a peak speed of 106Tbps on its network, the first time that the peak volume of data has exceeded 100Tbps.
Optus has launched three new NBN plans promising more speed for selected home users, and with unlimited data for “data hungry” streamers.
Australian firms’ “need for speed” will drive tech spending in 2019, according to one global analyst firm which projects Australia’s tech market growth to accelerate from 1% in 2018 to 2% in 2019 and 3% in 2020.
Data61 says its next-generation blockchain system Red Belly Blockchain has shown increased speed and energy efficiencies on a global network, with deployment on 1000 virtual machines across 14 of Amazon Web Services' global regions.
With my 4G smartphone able to offer vastly faster upload and download speeds than all NBN connections in existence today, and while the NBN says it does offer gigabit connections, when NBN Co wants you to ask "how much speed do you need?", it doesn't expect gigabit will be your answer.
If you have a Thunderbolt 3 port on your PC or Mac, Samsung's NVMe-based SSD X5 delivers extreme levels of performance and reliability for external storage solutions.
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