Telstra, the Australian operator, is known to be the one of the first operators to launch pioneering technologies, and this week the operator continues with its habit, announcing a new device and gigabit speeds in its LTE network. The article discusses how these speeds will offer users access to new services and applications that were not possible previously on mobile networks. The question we must ask ourselves is who will better use these new capabilities: over the top providers (OTT) or operators? We think the answer is obvious, so it would be interesting for operators to start launching their new generation of mobile networks by specifying speeds and services of their own or in partnership with other companies. Continuing to announce speeds can only show that operators are still grabbing only to access as a competitive weapon.
One step closer to 5G with gigabit speeds
Today we previewed the future of mobile connectivity in Australia at an event with our technology partners Qualcomm, Netgear and Ericsson.
We showcased the incredible customer experience a gigabit class LTE mobile device and network can deliver. A decade ago gigabit-class speeds on mobile networks could scarcely be imagined. From next month they become reality when we introduce the Telstra Nighthawk M1 mobile broadband hotspot which is the fastest mobile device in the world. It’s going help people further embrace a new breed of mobile applications and experiences including immersive virtual reality, connected cloud computing and rich entertainment. And it brings us one step closer to introducing 5G in Australia … Keep reading the original post here