Telstra Will Switch Off Its 2G Network By 2017

“It’s time to say goodbye, old friend.” Telstra has made clear its intention to phase out its 2G network by the end of 2016, freeing up that portion of spectrum for extra 4G bandwidth.

Optus Sets Launch Dates For 700Mhz And 2500MHz 4G Networks

We’ve heard lots from Optus about testing of its 700MHz and 2500MHz 4G networks, but actual details on when consumers would be able to use those frequencies on compatible devices have been thin on the ground. Now those plans are finally beginning to firm up.

NBN Rollout Map Adds 45,000 New Homes And Businesses

It may not seem like it, but the rollout of the NBN is slowly continuing. Fibre is being built out to more homes across the country, and fixed wireless has similarly been added to the schedule for regional and areas, as well as suburban locations underserved by fibre.

Sony Xperia Z2 Goes On Sale At Telstra Today

The Sony Xperia Z2 — the 2014 smartphone for everybody that hasn’t already rushed to buy a Samsung or HTC — is finally on sale through Australia’s biggest carrier. The 5-inch, quad-core, 20-megapixel, 4G superphone is available in Telstra stores now in black and purple.

Telstra's New 4G Modem Can Pull Insane Data Speeds

Just when you thought Category 4 LTE — capable of download speeds up to 150Mbps — was impressive, Telstra has announced that its new 4G modem will be capable of pulling 300Mbps thanks to a new Category 6 certification. Phwoar.

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.