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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.


Telstra Abandons One Wi-Fi Hotspot To Focus On Widespread Next-Gen 4G

Telstra has ceased development of its earliest LTE-Advanced network, the first in Australia, to focus on a more mainstream and modern approach. This (entirely rational and forward-looking) move keeps Australia’s biggest telco up to date with technology and lets it support new devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but leaves existing owners of one particular 4G Wi-Fi hotspot out in the cold.


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.


Optus Switches On 700MHz 4G Spectrum For Darwin And Perth

If you live in Darwin or Perth, you have a reason to look down on everyone from the East: as of now, those capitals’ CBDs have newly improved Optus 4G coverage as a pilot of Australia’s second largest telco’s rollout of its recently acquired 700MHz mobile network spectrum.


Telstra Launching 700MHz Trial Networks In Six Sites Around Australia

After a massive spectrum purchase in the Digital Dividend options, Telstra is giving customers in six areas around the country early-access to its 700MHz network thanks to a new trial.


Telstra Is Working On A Blazingly-Fast Category 9 4G/LTE Spec

Less than a month ago, Telstra outed plans for a new Category 6 4G/LTE modem capable of peak 300Mbps download speeds. Telstra confirmed today that it’s looking beyond Category 6 to the Category 9 spec capable of 450Mbps down. Phwoar.


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