Optus

  • Optus testing 5G mmWave at 4 locations in Sydney

    Optus has confirmed it is testing 5G millimetreWave (mmWave) technology, which includes making Optus’ first mmWave data call together with technology partner Ericsson. mmWave 5G runs on a different frequency than the 5G we have today. An upcoming auction next year will see the precious spectrum be sold among...
  • Property inspections now happening live, in VR over Optus 5G

    When you’re looking for a new home, or investment property, you’d generally inspect the property. Recent events mean that hasn’t been possible in-person, but even after this is all over, having the convenience to walk through a property virtually can save time and money. Thanks to new high-speed connectivity,...
  • Optus 5G: 47 sites by March, 1200 sites by March 2020, unlimited data for $70pm

    5G is coming and today Optus was the first with actual 5G plan pricing details in Australia. The new crazy fast 5G network is being rolled out now and by March this year (just over a month from now), they’ll have 47 5G-enabled sites. Fast forward a year from...
  • Windows Phone finally says goodbye to carrier interference

    One of Apple’s biggest innovations is often one we don’t think about. When they launched the iPhone, they also set a new benchmark for interactions with carriers. Traditionally these carriers would take a device from the manufacturer, then add their bloat ware, while also delaying the launch for weeks...
  • Optus announces 4G+ running on 2300MHz

    Currently, 4G networks in Australia run on FD-LTE, which uses two separate frequency channels, one for data travelling in each direction. Optus announced this morning they are implementing 4G Plus which uses TD-LTE, where the upload and download of data happens on the same frequency, but at different times. ...
  • New Optus plans actually look pretty good

    Alongside their re-branding, Optus has launched a new range of mobile plans that actually look like their helping the consumers. The idea of these plans is to try and eliminate the bill shock that can happen if you go over your plans limit. From July 1, the Optus My...
  • Telstra, Optus and TPG buy nearly $2 billion in spectrum

    The ACMA has lifted results from the digital dividend auction, which saw Telstra, Optus and TPG take up some of that spectrum that will be released at the end of next year. The three telcos spent nearly $2 billion between them to acquire spectrum for their 4G networks, with...
  • iPhone 5 launch day

    Image credit: Chander Ram This morning at 8am the iPhone 5 goes on sale at Apple Stores around the country and select Apple resellers. You can also pickup the latest iPhone from select Telstra, Optus and Vodafone stores. Thanks to the magic of international time zones, Aussies will be...
  • Telstra and Optus fail to understand 4G in new plans for iPhone 5

    The iPhone pre-orders went on sale Friday and as we know from earlier in the week, the iPhone 5 will support 4G speeds in Australia. The problem is that neither Telstra or Optus have restructured their plans to adequately allow for users to download more. With faster speeds, users...