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Optus Plans Expanded 4G Roll-Out To 118 New Regions Around Australia

The race for 4G supremacy is on, and it’s running in earnest at the moment between the top two telcos Telstra and Optus. With the news that Telstra will switch on its 4GX network more broadly around Australia at the start of next year, Optus has name-checked 118 regions around the country that will benefit from its expanded 4G rollout in the next three to six months.


What Is 4GX?

In the next couple of months, you’ll be hearing more and more about a new technology that Telstra is switching on around the nation at the start of 2015. 4GX is just a fancy name for the telco’s new 700MHz mobile network frequency, but that’s not the only thing you need to know about it.


Optus' Coverage Maps Show Its Massive 700MHz 4G Rollout

When it paid $650 million for long-range 700MHz spectrum in 2013, we all knew that Optus would be putting it to good use for fast and expansive mobile network coverage — but we just didn’t know when. Optus’ new coverage map shows its future 4G Plus rollout zones, covering much wider areas around Australia’s capital cities.


Telstra Hits Back At Optus' Next-Gen 4G Claims

“Correction”. That’s what Telstra had to say about Optus’ claim earlier today that it has launched Australia’s first LTE-Advanced mobile data network.


Optus Is The First Aussie Telco To Switch On Next-Gen 4G

We’re on the cusp of even faster 4G networks being rolled out across the country, helping you burn through your measly quotas quicker than ever. Optus is the first of Australia’s big three mobile phone networks to switch on 4G carrier aggregation in Australia, doing so today in most state capitals. But there’s one problem — which phones and 4G hotspots support the brand new tech?


Telstra 700Mhz Trials To Start In Sydney And Adelaide

“Selected Pockets” of Sydney and Adelaide will join Telstra’s 700Mhz network trials in mid-September.


Vodafone Plans Massive 4G Network Expansion

It has been a little over a year since Vodafone introduced its 4G service into the market, and it’s now up to 100 new 4G sites per month. In a bid to turbo-charge the deployment even further, Vodafone has just announced a massive network refarming plan to get 4G to the people by the end of the year.


This Is The New $229 Kogan Agora

The Android market seems to have been split in two of late: the battle of the biggest, baddest superphones alive with the Galaxy S5, One M8 and LG G3, and the war for the wallet with cheap phones like the Nexus 5, Moto G and Moto E. As of today, there’s a new contender that hopes to level the cheap end of the playing field: the latest, updated Kogan Agora.


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.


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