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Optus' 4G Network Is Still (Presumably) Due To Launch This Week

It’d be easy to think that Telstra’s the only 4G game in town, because for now, it sort of is. Optus has run some trials in 700Mhz LTE, purchased Vividwireless and did promise that it would have a 4G network up and running around Newcastle in April 2012 while everyone got confused about what 4G actually is. Hang on. It is April 2012. What gives?

Optus Is Buying Vivid Wireless

Today’s big telecoms news is that Optus has announced it’s buying Vivid Wireless for $230 million, with the intent to use Vivid’s existing spectrum to boost its 4G network using LTE-TDD.

Vivid Wireless 4G vs Telstra 4G: 4G Networks Head To Head

Want 4G data right now? Two networks are vying for your mobile broadband dollar. But how fast are they? I hit the streets of Sydney to find out.

CDMA And 4G WiMax Supposedly Hacked At Defcon

A post on the Full Disclosure mailing list claims both CDMA and 4G WiMAX wireless networks were compromised using a man-in-the middle attack at Defcon earlier this week.

Motorola Photon 4G: Sprint's Tegra 2-Powered, International Roaming Android Phone

Motorola’s Photon 4G is the first Sprint phone equipped with the Tegra 2 chipset and it’s their first 4G phone to have international roaming capabilities.

Nexus S 4G: The Google Phone, But Faster (And Better)

The Nexus S 4G is the spitting image of the Nexus S – aka the Google Phone – save for two differences: It’s on Sprint, and it’s blessed with 4G WiMax. But it doesn’t ravage your battery life. Say whaaaa?

Clear 4G: A Love Story

This photograph was taken at the SFMTA Customer Service Center, the 7th level of bureaucratic hell. I was working there, but I don’t work there, feel me?

Nexus S 4G On Sprint Is The Same Nexus S Plus WiMax

The Nexus S 4G on Sprint is a self-explanatory little phone: It’s the same Nexus S – Android 2.3, contour display, NFC powers – but with the added goodness of Sprint’s 4G WiMax network.

Sprint Exec Hints Transition To LTE Could Happen

From the way Sprint’s Senior Vice President of Networks Bob Azzi was talking to PC World, LTE could be coming to Sprint sooner than later, thanks to a power struggle with Clearwire over their shared Wimax infrastructure. [PC World]

Vivid Wireless Launch In Adelaide, Brisbane And Canberra 'Very Shortly'

Vivid Wireless, the Perth-based wireless internet service provider, has so far expanded limited services to Sydney and Melbourne. But according to CEO Martin Mercer at an LTE trial today in Sydney, the company’s plans to expand to Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra are due to occur “very shortly”.

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