Friday, November 7, 2008

Telstra Demonstrates World's Fastest Mobile Modem

Australian mobile operator, Telstra has shown off the fastest mobile broadband modem on the planet capable of reaching peak network downlink speeds of 21Mbps.

Speaking at the company's annual Investor Day briefing, Mike Wright, Executive Director, Wireless Engineering and Operations, confirmed Telstra was on track to super charge Next G network speeds with the 21Mbps capability by the end of the year.

At the Investor Day, Telstra hosted its first public enhanced HSPA (eHSPA) data session, showcasing the enhanced network speeds and demonstrating the capabilities of the super-fast new modem. Trials of the 21Mbps mobile broadband modem will begin in December with a full commercial launch to follow early next year.

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Orange to offer Asus Eee PC with integrated 3G

Orange have announced a new edition to its 'connected laptop' range. Following the huge popularity of its initial laptop offering launched in August, Orange is now upgrading its consumer offer to make it even easier for consumers to get online by launching the Eee PC 901 with embedded 3G connectivity.

Available from mid-November, the new ultra portable Eee PC comes in a choice of either black or pink and features Intel's Atom processor. What's more, the Eee PC 901 comes equipped with five hours of battery life, an integrated webcam, and features an 8.9" compact design, weighing in at just 1.1kg - making it the ultimate portable computing experience.

We'll bring you details of the offer just as soon as it's officially available.

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Orange mobile broadband blossoms

Orange mobile broadband has been moving in the right direction over the past year, according to third quarter figures released by the company.

Orange mobile broadband
has seen the number of subscribers increase by a massive eighty six per cent. This takes the total amount of users to just under three million and corresponds to an increase of data usage during the second quarter.

The provider is hoping that towards the end of 2009, they should be in a position to offer a mobile broadband connection speed of 14.4 Mbps in the five largest UK cities, while the top thirty cities can expect to achieve 7.3 Mbps and for the rest of the country around 2 Mbps can be expected.

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