In the current day and age where looking across a train carriage is met with many glowing faces all surfing the internet on their mobile devices, it is hard to believe that large enabler for this activity, 3G, was launched a mere 7 years ago. And whilst it’s served us quite well, the constant push for further content across mobile devices has caused no surprise that all Telcos in Australia are running fast paced to launch 4G access to their customers.
Optus, the second largest telecommunications provider in Australia, has recently launched 4G access in selected areas of Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane CBD and Surfers Paradise, with plans to extent the coverage at an exponential rate. Thanks, as always, to the amazing Optus Social Media team, I have had the opportunity to spend the past month with the Optus E589 Mini WiFi Modem – a 4G device that connects to a maximum of 5 wifi enabled devices at any one time. (more…)