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Aussies Download From Steam At Under A Megabyte Per Second

Ever wonder why your download of DayZ or Fallout is taking ages? As a country, our average Steam download speed is 6.6Mbps, or about 0.825 megabytes per second.


Optus Is Giving Prepaid Customers More Data For A Good Time, Not A Long Time

Thinking about going prepaid? Optus is throwing more inclusions your way to try and entice you over to its new offers in the way of bonus data and calls, but it won’t be available for long.


Optus Screwed Up Queensland's Morning By Accidentally Changing The Clocks [Updated]

If you’re an Optus customer in Queensland, you’ve probably overslept this morning: your telco made a bit of an error overnight and pushed everyone’s clock forward by an hour.


This Is The Year Of Super-Fast Mobile Broadband In Australia

2015 is going to be a pretty big year if, like most of us, you use a smartphone or tablet every day. Everything is going to get a whole lot faster, and you’ll be able to use 4G in more places around the country. Here’s what Australia’s top three telcos have to show off in the next 12 months.


Optus Launches 700Mhz 4G LTE

It’s the 1st of January — happy new year — and with it, the 700Mhz spectrum that used to be used for analogue TV broadcasts is now open for carriers to utilise. Optus has announced the rollout of more than 270 700Mhz sites across Australia.


Telstra Signs New $11 Billion Agreement With NBN Co

Here’s a nice little early-Christmas present for Telstra: the telco has just signed a brand new agreement with the National Broadband Network Company worth $11 billion.


Optus Has A New Blanket Gadget Insurance Plan, But Is It Good Value?

Remember phone insurance? Do people still get that? Optus certainly thinks so, rolling out a new plan that lets you insure all of the devices on your account under one blanket policy. Curious.


The Slow Death Of The USB Mobile Broadband Dongle

Roy Morgan’s recent report on the popularity of mobile broadband in Australia has a few interesting findings. While just as many people continue to use Wi-Fi hotspots like Vodafone’s Pocket WiFi 4G, the use of USB dongles is dying out rapidly across Australia.


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.