Friday, October 06, 2006

Telstra get their HSDPA on - early

Telstra has finished rolling out its brand-spankin' new HSDPA network, the largest of its kind in the world, in a gobsmacking 10 months. The 850 MHz network, covering one quarter of the countries landmass and 98% of its population is 3 months ahead of schedule.
"This is a tremendous feat of engineering, demonstrating the versatility of the technology to reach across both metros and vast regional geographies," said Rob Conway, CEO of the GSM Association. "Scaling across one of the world's most challenging environments, this launch is positive proof that the most cost-effective and efficient way to bring high speed Internet access and other media rich services to remote rural areas is to exploit the massive investment in wireless networks already made by the global mobile industry," he added.

That is all gobbledygook for Australia is fast, is serious about fast, and have rough terrain. We like them for that - plus they use the same frequency we will use here in Canada. How shameful that Australia has Doc Martin 50 hole boots compared to us just learning how to put on sandals over here. I need a longer string for my "office to home" phone.

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