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Vodafone turns on 4G LTE pipeline in Australia, promises speeds up to 100Mbps

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Vodafone turns on 4G LTE pipeline in Australia, promises speeds up to 100Mbps
Vodafone Australia turned on its 4G LTE pipeline on Tuesday. Customers in cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle and Wollongong in Australia using a 4G LTE enabled handset are seeing data speeds as fast as 100Mbps. Current Vodafone customers with models like the HTC One or the Apple iPhone 5 that are 4G enabled will be able to use the service at first, while customers of other carriers that want to switch to Vodafone for 4G will have to wait until July to sign up.

Without any congestion during testing of the network, Vodafone did achieve 100Mbps speed in tests. However, once the pipelines become filled with subscribers, the speed should drop off from that peak. The carrier also has two lots of 20MHz contiguous spectrum in the 1800MHz band which allows it to offer faster data speeds than the competition.

"Vodafone customers in 4G areas with compatible devices will have access to speeds that are among the fastest not only in the country, but in many parts of the world"-Bill Morrow, CEO, Vodafone Australia

Vodafone Australia has lost 1.5 million subscribers since 2010 thanks to issues with its network and customer service. Now, it allows a newly signed customer to break a new contract if he or she isn't happy with the service in the first 30 days. It has also spent $1 billion AU ($947 million USD) on overhauling its network.

source: ZDNet via TechRadar

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posted on 12 Jun 2013, 01:16

1. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


That would be great if you can tether all you want and no capping

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 02:19

2. Jason2k13 (Posts: 551; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


im switching to optus, vodaphone has the worst signals and you really cant trust them if you live far from the city.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 11:21

5. jacko1977 (Posts: 377; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


well tell me why i get 5 bars on voda and and 3mb/s and lucky to get 1 on optus and 300kb/s im in a no where country town

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 04:49

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 491; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I'm currently on optus but I'm switching to Telstra hahaha ultimate speeds with garunteed strong signals everywhere. Getting the HTC ONE!!!!!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:25

4. rcl4444 (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


Your switching to Telstra?? Don't believe all that they say.
Sure, they have the largest 4G coverage, however Optus will be expanding it's 4G coverage as well. And both are the same speeds.
Also Telstra are great in the country, but their metro coverage isn't any better than Optus - and in some places it's worse.
And their deals are the worst value for money!

No - I'm not an Optus employee, I'm a Telecoms Manager and have had a lot of experience with all three of these carriers. Optus may not be fantastic and has it's short comings, but the overall product and value offerings are better...except where Virgin undercuts them :-)

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