Telstra turns on 4G service in four Australian cities

Telstra has switched on 4G mobile service across four major metropolitan markets as it chases an ambitious deadline to have the service in full commercial operation by year’s end.Mike Wright, executive director of Telstra network and access technologies, said the carrier had fired up so-called long-term evolution (LTE) 1800MHz equipment at mobile sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.To read this report in The Australian in full, see:
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Telstra has confirmed plans to leapfrog its competition are on track, with the commercial deployment of Long Term Evolutionary (LTE) technology into its wireless network by the year’s end.In line with its February announcement, the telco said it will switch on 4G base stations in the central business districts of Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane, and selected regional centres by the end of 2011. doubles 4G speeds in 50 markets, intros first 42Mbps product
Back at CES 2011, T-Mobile outlined its plans to double the speed of its 4G HSPA+ network and said it expected to roll out its upgraded network to 25 metro markets by mid-year. However, it looks like the carrier is actually ahead of schedule.Today, T-Mobile announced it is launching its enhanced 4G network in more than 50 new markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, and San Francisco. The new additions brings the total to 55 markets, where customers can enjoy theoretical download speeds of up to 42Mbps (previously, the max was 21Mbps).

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