Australia to roll out the world’s fastest wireless broadband network
This information refers to “wireless” broadband network
Telstra Corporation will roll out what it says is the world’s fastest wireless broadband network, over the next two months.
Telstra will be increasing the maximum speed of its Next G mobile network to 21 megabits per second.
Telstra would increase the speed to 42 Mbps towards the end of 2009 and in early 2010.
Optus’ network operates at a maximum speed of 7.2 Mbps, and others at maximum speeds of 3.6 Mbps.
But Optus said Telstra customers will have to buy a new modem and “live or work” beneath an exchange to achieve the [maximum] speed increase.
Telstra’s services cost more than double its rivals, with a 1 gigabyte (GB) pack costing $59 a month. Optus offers 6GB for $59.99 and Vodafone offers 5GB for $39.95.
Source: Business Spectator