Sydney 4G test report

Fairfax Media Deputy Technology Editor, Ben Grubb, has today published an interactive graphic of the results of a recent connectivity test around Sydney.

The graphic, designed with Francisca Sallato, displays statistics of the test results which used multiple smartphone and ISPs to access the Internet, in a variety of locations across Sydney.

The volume of data which was downloaded and uploaded within a fixed time, was measured on the Telstra, Optus and Vodafone mobile networks. Vodafone 3G results were noticeably slower, as the company is yet to launch its’ 4G network. The tests were conducted with the speedtest.net app on three different iPhone 5s.

As the iPhone 5 was released (with such interest that airfreight charges increased), the major Australian networks are all rushing to provide coverage.

As in so many commercial situations, the brand in second position in the marketplace, is trying hard to deliver a superior service. Optus has approximately 40% fewer subscribers than Telstra, but in this Sydney metro test at least, has an apparently greater coverage area and higher connectivity rates.

With a speed reputed to exceed 3G fourfold, 4G has been the preferred option for data hungry road-warriors.

Optus, which has 4G available in each of the 13 suburbs tested, has released a mobile 4G WiFi modem, enabling early adopters to achieve the same rapid upload and download rates on their laptops which they experience on their iPhone 5s!

 

Source:
smh.com.au

From Our Clients

Quotation Mark

Once again, thanks for your promptness and partnership.

The current challenge of my job at Abbott is one of the greatest I've faced in 25 years of IT career. It's reassuring to know I can count on people like you when things go wrong.

Claudio Falcão Gomes
Head of IT
Botany, NSW, Australia
Abbott
Quotation Mark

(We) took a fairly substantial audit of .. sophisticated sites both technically and creatively .. Out of six prominent designers, Digital Tsunami stood out.

The quality of the images, the sophisticated management of text .. together with smooth animations makes (our) website of very high calibre.

I would personally rate this site in the top 2 percent of world wide web sites today.

Paul McCloskey
President
Dural, NSW, Australia
Laservision
Quotation Mark

Working with this team has been a delight and the resulting website far exceeds our expectations. All stages of the process were handled professionally, promptly and creatively. Discussions went smoothly, with flawless communication and suitable and sensible solutions whenever issues were raised. Time frames were either met or delivered early. The site was 100% accurate, indicating impressive attention to detail.

Without exception, the feedback on our site has been outstanding - clear and thoughtful layout, appropriate and interesting graphics and intuitive navigation.

Robyn Rix
Director (Vice President)
Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia
Quotation Mark

Digital Tsunami’s work for Leighton International has been of an extremely high quality, highly responsive and flexible in approach. Andrew and his team worked with us to understand our needs and find the most appropriate solutions.

Keith Abbott
Group Manager, ODL
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Leighton International
Quotation Mark

The MULS Executive is delighted with this aesthetically pleasing, user friendly site.

We found Digital Tsunami to be a full-service operation and we are satisfied with the products delivered: from the (identity), banners, business cards, letterheads, to the student magazine.

Sebastian Hartford-Davis
President
Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia
Macquarie University Law Society
error: We appreciate that you value our content. You are welcome to link to this page, but content is copyright protected.