Telstra and Ericsson have set a new record for peak download speeds, hitting a mega 4.2Gbps. The speed was achieved using the 5G mmWave technology on the 800MHz spectrum. This represents a doubling of previous capacity and speeds and reinforces our position as one of the leaders in mmWave and 5G...
  • Cat11 LTE devices are coming to Telstra, with up to 600Mbps

    It’s not everyday we get world firsts in Australia, but today we did. Telstra has shown off new wireless device, the first category 11 device that comes with a seriously increased data speed. This is capable of a stunning, theoretical speed of 600Mpbs. Telstra, in collaboration with NETGEAR, Ericsson...
  • Exclusive: Interview with Telstra’s Director of Retail Operations, “I have a freakout board”

    Telstra is Australia’s largest telecommunication company, but also one of the largest retail businesses in the country. We sat down for an exclusive interview with Telstra’s Director of Retail Operations, Andrew Smith. This interview took place during the same week ABC announced the closure of 300 retail stores in...
  • Telstra launch new WiFi API for developers

    Telstra have just released a new API for developers to leverage in their applications. The latest API is for WiFi hotspots and allows apps to surface the location of Telstra AIR WiFi Hotspots for a specified location. Typically developers would leverage the user’s current latitude and longitude coordinate of...
  • Telstra now stocking wearables in 370 retail stores

    One of the hottest tech product categories, wearables, will now be available at Telstra retail outlets. Director of Devices Andrew Volard says their 370 stores will stock a range of 10 wearable products from brands like FitBit, Garmin, Jawbone, Samsung, Huawei and Striiv. These wearables are a combination of...
  • Telstra launches Innovation Hub in Melbourne to solve the big problems

    Today in Melbourne, Telstra opened their new Gurrowa Innovation Lab. This lab features a mixture of new spaces that look very start-up with vertical gardens, exposed air-conditioning ducts, and some killer technology. The new Lab is located on the second floor of 242 Exhibition Street, but sadly isn’t open...
  • Review: Telstra 4GX, a thirst for data that won’t quit

    As our thirst for mobile increases, our mobile networks need to continue to increase in capacity and bandwidth to support that growth. To address this, Telstra are expanding their 4G service with the next generation 4GX that promises some substantial speed improvements. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been...
  • Telstra Air launching next Tuesday (Updated)

    Telstra have announced Telstra Air. It’s the brand name for those WiFi hotspots on top of thousands of phone boxes, but the Telstra Air network has some more details you’ll want to know. Your home broadband allowance can be as much as 10x the size of your mobile data...
  • Telstra launches new 100Gbps optical link from Sydney to Perth

    Australia is a massive continent and running infrastructure from one side to the other, is no small feat. Telstra has just announced, they are launching a new a 100Gbps, low latency optical link from Sydney to Perth. These two locations represent the two key entry and exit points of...
  • Telstra is killing data packs, Extra Data auto adds 1GB for $10

    For years mobile users were stung with hefty bills if they exceeded the data limits of their plan. Those paying attention would add data packs for a fixed price to avoid the expensive overages. All that is about to change. Telstra have announced they are killing off data packs...
  • Pretty soon you’ll see these everywhere

    Telstra have announced an additional 1,500 phone boxes have been converted to WiFi Hotspots. This almost doubles the total hotspots nationwide and Telstra says since launch, they’ve had an impressive 1 Million unique devices access the free Wi-Fi. According to customer feedback, the service is typically strong enough to...
  • Foxtel PLAY app now available on Xbox One

    If you like the idea of skipping on a hardware box from Foxtel, but want the content streamed to your over the internet, there’s great news. The Foxtel PLAY app for Xbox One is now available, for free, in the Xbox Store. The app features the live channels, EPG...
  • Telstra more than doubles data at home and upgrades mobile data caps

    It’s like Christmas all over again. Australia’s largest telco, Telstra are upgrading data limits for home internet plans as well as mobile data caps. News of the updates began last week as users began to share colourful emails sent by Bigpond to announce the free data upgrade. As Telstra...
  • Telstra going transparent on metadata, see what is stored

    The collection and storage of metadata has been a hot topic in politics and technology circles lately. The government is attempting to introduce new legislation requiring ISPs to retain this information for a period of 2 years. Currently there’s a mixture of opinions including those who think it’ll be...
  • Telstra launch new SMS API preview at APIdays in Sydney

    The latest two days in Sydney have been important to Australia’s growing developer community. APIdays is a 2 day event which featured 4 keynotes, 2 streams (strategy and execution), 34 speakers, workshops & exhibits! As the name suggests APIs (or application programming interfaces) was the focus. APIs provide access...
  • Telstra’s Billboard of Love, shares messages of love on Valentines Day #TelstraConnects

    Saturday is Valentine’s day and like previous years, Telstra has come up with a clever way to show and share the love on Valentine’s day. Telstra’s ‘Billboard of Love’ will showcase messages of love from tomorrow at 8:30am through midnight Sunday. You can send a message to your loved one...
  • Telstra working on Google Glass app

    While you’re busy finishing work and getting ready for Christmas tomorrow, Telstra have snuck out some interesting news this morning on Facebook. Telstra are working on app for Google Glass. Their post reads What features would you like to see in our new Google Glass app? The post doesn’t...
  • Telstra has over 3.2 million 4G compatible devices on network

    Telstra announced today that they are trailing LTE-Broadcast. The first mobile carrier in the world to trial LTE-Broadcast live on a commercial network, Telstra are looking to the future and how our thirst for mobile data will be serviced over a crowded wireless spectrum. Normally customers access a lot...
  • Nokia Lumia 1020 finally launches on Telstra tomorrow

    The eagerly awaited flagship Nokia Lumia 1020 with the standout 41-megapixel sensor camera is almost here. Widely regarded as the best camera in a smartphone, Telstra customers have had a longer than anticipated wait for its release. After originally launching internationally in July, the 1020 was scheduled for release...
  • Telstra’s multi-device data share plans are a rip-off

    Telstra launched their long awaited multi-device plans today. Finally a recognition that we don’t just have a single device in our pocket, but rather that we have many connected devices in our lives. From smart phones, yep some of us have multiple, to tablets and even 4G enabled laptops...
  • Telstra 1020 pre-orders cancelled, free 520 as compensation (Updated)

    The Nokia Lumia 1020 was set for release in Australia today, sadly that hasn’t happened. This afternoon I received a phone call from an apologetic Telstra that explained Nokia software issues have caused the delay. The bugs must be serious as there was no expected date given to Telstra....
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