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LTE Direct Will Let Your Phone Get Alerts With No Towers In Sight

Picture this. You walk onto the train, but you don’t lose service. Instead, your phone lights up with useful alerts — the train is delayed, a nearby kiosk is running a sale, your friend is standing on the other end of the platform. Meanwhile, there’s not a mobile tower within 500m. This is the world powered by the future of smartphones: LTE Direct.


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.


Qualcomm's New Budget Snapdragon Chip Will Give Everyone LTE

Qualcomm has announced that its latest entry-level smartphone system-on-a-chip, the Snapdragon 210, will be cheap enough to appear in sub-$US100 off-contract handsets — and it even offers LTE.


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 Will Launch Voice Over LTE Next Year

Vodafone has announced new upgrades to its core network that should see the telco become the first in Australia to offer voice services over LTE.


A Little Fancy Maths Could Make Mobile Networks Five Times Faster

LTE might be fast, but it sure ain’t fast enough. Enter new research from MIT and Caltech, which suggests that a little fancy maths could boost mobile data transmission rates — by as much as 400 per cent.


Telstra Finally Trialling LTE-Broadcast Tech In The Wild To Lower Network Congestion

The Big-T told us last year it was tinkering with fancy ways to send out 4G coverage so that more people would experience less congestion. Now one of those technologies if finally being trialled in the real world. It’s called LTE-Broadcast, and it means a great deal for the way you’ll experience network congestion.



4G In Australia Explained

1800MHz? 2100MHz? 700MHz? What frequencies are Australian 4G networks on right now, and what does the future hold? Here’s what you need to know.


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Finally Lands In Australia

It’s the Galaxy S4, but not as you know it: the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has finally arrived in Australia. Here’s where and when you can get it, and just how much you’ll have to part with to get it.


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