SpeedTest

  • Speedtest now have a 5G Map, 303 locations from 20 providers

    We’re all familiar with Speedtest.net, the service that allows you to test your internet speed from desktop and mobile. The site has just expanded to add a new 5G Map, showing the global state of 5G rollout. In Australia, we have 12 locations with some variety of 5G. This...
  • Netflix’s FAST.com internet speed test adds upload and latency

    We’re all very familiar with Speedtest.net as the default service to check your internet speeds. Whether it be on a new device, after a router upgrade or while diagnosing nbn issues, testing your internet speed is something we’ll all likely need to do at some point. A little over...
  • Cat11 LTE devices are coming to Telstra, with up to 600Mbps

    It’s not everyday we get world firsts in Australia, but today we did. Telstra has shown off new wireless device, the first category 11 device that comes with a seriously increased data speed. This is capable of a stunning, theoretical speed of 600Mpbs. Telstra, in collaboration with NETGEAR, Ericsson...
  • HTC Velocity: Australia’s first 4G phone is fast, 39.85Mbps fast

    Android-focused site Ausdroid has got hands on with Australia’s first 4G phone, the HTC Velocity. Sure there’s been 4G hotspots and USB dongles before that run on Telstra’s 4G network, but this is the first phone. With all the other componentry inside a phone it was difficult to tell...
  • Why I switched to Telstra after 10 years on Optus

    The image above is a graphic illustration of mobile speeds available on Optus (left) vs Telstra (right) in Wodonga. I have complained repeatedly that Optus needs to fix their network here, with no result. After the network fell off a cliff around 12 months ago, I spoke to Optus...