Testing Times For Mobile Wireless Broadband

  • Trials for 100Mbps wireless mobile broadband
  • Testing real world performance
  • Faster broadband than ADSL2+

Vividwireless hasannounced the first Australian trial of superfast mobile wireless broadband – TD-LTE – (Time-Division Duplex Long Term Evolution) which can deliver peak speeds of more than 100Mbps.

CEO Martin Mercer said the trial with technology partner Huawei Australia was part of the company’s continuing technology roadmap assessment.                                          

“Vividwireless is trialling the…D-LTE technology to evaluate and determine the very best mobile voice and broadband service to meet our customers’ future needs. Vividwireless is determined to ensure that it retains its ranking as Perth’s fastest wireless broadband provider,” he said.

Huawei has found TD-LTE can deliver wireless broadband that is faster than ADSL2+, with peak speeds of more than 100 Mbps. The trial will cover the market readiness of TD-LTE, including the technology’s capacity, coverage and ‘real world’ performance.

“Demand for high speed wireless connectivity is increasing rapidly. Customers want fast, reliable HD video streaming, gaming, communications, transactions and other entertainment to be available wherever they are,” said Mercer. “Our current network satisfies this demand and this trial will help us to ensure that we continue to be Australia’s leading wireless broadband provider,” he added.

The trial will commence in December 2010 in inner-city Sydney around Redfern, as well as Western Sydney around Horsley Park. These locations will allow vividwireless to test the performance of the technology in high demand, high density, inner city conditions such as apartments and cafes, as well as suburban conditions.