Mobile broadband networks in Australia have improved average download speeds by 68 percent in two years to 2,941Kbps, according to IDC, after conducting 2,000 independent tests over a nine month period.
on 06/10/2010 – Made popular on 06/10/2010
I don't really know what download speeds other people get on Virgin Mobile, and I just wondered if you guys could post your average download speeds and the rom you are getting those speeds on. My average speed is around 30 kbps :(
Internet speeds, fuelled by the growth of cellular networks and low-cost smartphones and tablets, are on the rise, and this last quarter the world finally reached a tipping point. Globally we have finally passed average connection speeds of 4 megabits per second — the threshold for global “broadband” connectivity.
Akamai has started to include performance data from mobile broadband networks in its quarterly 'State of The Internet'. Initial results suggest that proliferation of the iPhone, and other smartphones, are have a significant impact on average bandwidths.
The Rudd Government has doubled minimum broadband service speeds and doubled the minimum data allowance under its Australian Broadband Guarantee following Telstra's announcement of more competitively priced NextG wireless services.
Telstra wants to tempt the many pre-paid mobile broadband users, some of whom are experiencing dial-up speeds in heavily populated areas on competing networks, with a new “Telstra Turbo” Next G USB modem and affordable no-contract pre-paid per gigabyte pricing, although naturally still at higher prices than the competition.