Monday, September 26, 2011

4G wireless network with double the speed

Australian mobile internet downloads will today at least double in speed as Telstra officially launches the country's first 4G network.

The speedy service will offer downloads as fast as 70 megabits per second - fast enough to deliver a high-definition movie in less than a minute.

The catch? It's only available within 5km of the GPO in each Australian capital city and it won't work on your phone.

Telstra's 4G mobile service will only be available to computers however, and the company says only speeds of up to 40 megabits per second will be "typical" using the new network.

Telstra wireless director Anthony Goonan said the company would not promote the network's top speeds to prevent unrealistic expectations.

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