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Telstra's New Frontier Gateway Modem Includes A 4G SIM For Backup Internet

Anyone who’s ever signed up for a NBN connection or even a regular ADSL line knows how frustrating it is to wait for a tech appointment. But eventually, one day that might be a distant memory. Telstra has just announced plans to release a home modem router early next year that includes integrated 4G as well as a fixed-line connection — cutting what can sometimes be a painful wait for customers to get their home ‘net connected.


Every Samsung Galaxy Note7 Plan In Australia, Compared

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 officially launched in Australia on Friday. As befits a new flagship smartphone, all major telcos have released a range of plans for the device. If you’re contemplating a new mobile phone contract and have your heart set on the Galaxy Note7, this comprehensive plan breakdown will help you make the right decision.


Telstra Is Giving Away Free Netflix, Stan And Presto On Some Mobile Plans

Telstra knows that if you’re a tech-savvy early adopter, traditional TV is as good as dead — especially when you’re away from home and your big screen telly. To that end, it knows that streaming video services like Netflix, Stan and Presto are the future — and if you pony up for a decent mobile plan, it’ll give you them for free for three months.


Here's Why Australia's Mobile Networks Rank Fourth Best In The World

Although many Aussies wouldn’t believe it if you told them, our country’s 3G and 4G mobile networks are regularly ranked among the best in the world. In actual fact, South Korea is the only country that consistently ranks ahead of Australia for overall mobile network speed and 3G or 4G availability, and our average download smartphone download speeds have cracked 25Mbps for the first time ever. OpenSignal’s sixth Global State of the Mobile Network report paints a glowing picture of Australia’s mobile telecommunications infrastructure.


Telstra Is Spending $3 Billion More On Building Its 4G And 5G Networks

As part of “a strategic commitment to ensure continued technological leadership” announced in its annual financial results today, Telstra is devoting the most money since it built its NextG 3G network in 2008 to further develop 4G and ready itself for 5G. $3 billion over the next three years will go towards network building and digitising its customer-facing service and sales setups.


Optus Remains Fastest Netflix ISP, Telstra The Worst

How does your ISP stack up against the rest in the Netflix stakes? Well, we could descend into fact-absent bickering or, you know, just check out Netflix’s own stats for Australia’s top service providers. It even has recent data and if you’re a Telstra customer, don’t expect to win any of these debates in the near future.


Aussie Snow Visitors Are Using More Mobile Data Than Ever

If you’ve been to the snow in the last couple of years, you’ll have had some trouble getting online on your smartphone. Australia’s ski towns have been notoriously poorly served for high-speed mobile data, but that’s been changing: Telstra now says its customers use nearly two terabytes of 4G data per week at Victoria’s Mount Buller resort alone.


Telstra's Network Is Down Again, This Time In Victoria

Telstra is down for some enterprise and business customers in Victoria the day after announcing a $250 million investment in network improvements, making it the fourth time in as many months the telco has suffered problems.


Telstra Is Spending $250 Million To Fix Its Mobile Network

It’s no secret that Telstra has had some network issues over the last couple of months. But besides free data days, what is being done to address the problem?

Based on the results of a review into Telstra’s mobile network back in May, the telco is investing $250 million over the next year to improve network resiliency, reliability and capacity.


Telstra Has A Smart Home Monitoring System Coming Later This Year

Telstra today announced plans to enter into the smart home market, with a new Smart Home Platform launching later this year.

The platform will be available on a subscription package model, coming in “at the cost of a couple of movie tickets” per month.


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