Optus Cracks 2.3Gbps Through Its 4G Testing Gigasite

Optus has had 4G LTE testing sites in New South Wales for a while now, experimenting with network capacity and throughput to multiple devices. With 4G technology advancing and speeds increasing, telcos have to keep adding new hardware and tweaking it to provide maximum performance to their customers. Optus’ latest network test has turned up some impressive numbers.

Vodafone Pocket WiFi 4G Review: Portable, Powerful, Pedestrian

Vodafone is late to the 4G mobile broadband game. After having the network available to smartphone and tablet users for six months initially, it opened up to data-hungry mobile broadband devices in January this year. It can boast to being Australia’s fastest 4G network in the capital cities, where it has the largest allocation of spectrum — a full 20MHz allowance that gives it a theoretical technical advantage over Telstra and Optus.

Huawei's New 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot Can Download At 300Mbps

Huawei has just announced a new Mobile WiFi hotspot with LTE-Advanced support, able to download data at speeds up to 300Mbps — that’s twice as fast as current top speeds. The new Huawei E5786 conforms to the latest and greatest Category 6 LTE standard, also known as LTE-Advanced; no Australian network uses Cat 6 just yet, but future-proofing is always a good thing.

Australia Has The World's Best 4G According To New Report

It isn’t very often that we get good news about the state of the internet in Australia, but according to OpenSignal’s State of LTE report for the first quarter of 2014, Australia has the fastest LTE/4G in the world thanks mostly to Telstra.

Vodafone Finally Releases 4G Modem And Wi-Fi Hotspots With Plans To Match

Vodafone has had a fancy and fast 4G network for some time now, but data-hungry customers with multiple devices have been patiently tapping their feet waiting for something that can connect all of them at once. Enter the 4G Pocket Wi-Fi hotspots from Vodafone, able to connect up to 10 devices at once.

The Giant Huawei Ascend Mate Gets A Speedy Sequel

Huawei is proud of its fast 4G phones, as we saw last year from the speedy P2. This year it wants to combine massive screen size with massive speed, announcing the Ascend Mate 2 with a 6.1-inch screen and Category 4 LTE capabilities.

Liquid Image Ego LS Action Camera Has 4G For Instant Bragging Rights

Liquid Image has a new action cam coming out in June. It looks very not-unlike a GoPro. It shoots 1080p video at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. Nothing so outstanding there. What’s unique, though, is that it will attach to a 4G module. In other words you can instantly stream video from anywhere. That means your friends can watch you faceplant in realtime. Fantastic!

Why Power Lines May Not Be The Best NBN Delivery Solution

Is making more use of overhead power lines the best way to speed up the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN)? The University of Adelaide’s Matthew Sorell investigates.

This Is Telstra's Next-Generation Broadband Hotspot

We’ve all wished once before that our wireless modems were faster, and could show off more information than they were capable of with those crappy black and white screens. Rejoice! For the future is here: Telstra has finally switched on its LTE-Advanced coverage, outing the first wireless modem capable of using the improved network.

Vodafone Doubles Data On Plans

Is the data in your plan feeling a little light? Perhaps it’s worth checking out the new plans from Vodafone: the carrier is doubling the data on many of its plans.