Australia’s New 4G Network – Thank You Telstra!
The differences Between 3G and 4G networks:
When looking at the difference between 3G and 4G … it’s huge! The 3G network is only capable of download speeds of 1-10Mbps, while the 4G ranges from 2-40Mbps. Awesome if you’re in a high service spot, however with the network still being so patchy you’ll be lucky to have good reception anywhere, at least for now.
What this means for the Consumer:
Besides the speed increase, the fact that the number one telco in Australia is making the shift to 4G will spark the competitors to upgrade their networks too. Leaving us, the consumer, with the most important advance in mobile service in several years.
The availability for 4G phones will also rapidly increase among all Australian providers.
“We know there’s a huge appetite for 4G-powered smart phones in Australia. We’re working with some of the world’s leading manufacturers – including HTC – to bring some of these devices to customers in the first half of 2012. Telstra product and technology specialists are attending the show [CES] with a view of bringing the best upcoming products to Australia,” a spokeswoman said.
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