Whilst Australians have been using 3G mobile broadband networks for some time, and found them perfectly adequate to start with, the demand for mobile broadband and internet services has grown enormously over the past couple of years, and the existing networks are now struggling to cope with the popularity of these services.
Lack of capacity on 3G networks means that both business and casual users who have become reliant on mobile broadband services may experience a variety of problems, and this stems from the difficulties that the 3G networks have when it comes to coping with the increased demand for mobile broadband and internet services.
Amongst the problems that may be experienced by those using 3G networks are poor connectivity, slow speeds, reduced coverage, lack of reliability, and a general low quality mobile broadband service. As a result of this many industry groups and consumers have been calling for upgrades to existing networks, with many keen to see 4G or Fourth Generation broadband networks being rolled out to eliminate the problems being experienced with 3G networks.
A 4G solution with Vividwireless
Earlier this year mobile broadband operator Vividwireless announced that it was launching a 4G WiMAX Broadband Network and services for the Perth region, and with speeds of up to 20Mbps offered even in peak times many have been keen to enjoy the benefits of having access to mobile broadband speeds that are superior to those offered with standard mobile broadband plans from providers such as Telstra.
Vividwireless' 4G network is also said to have the capacity to be upgraded to the same standard as LTE or Long Term Evolution technology, which is a technology that has the potential to reach 100Mbps speeds. Given the wide range of purposes that consumers use their broadband connections for these days, such as streaming data and online gaming, the ability to achieve these greater speeds has become even more vital for many people.
In addition to already having launched its 4G network and services in some areas Vividwireless also has ambitious plans with regards to the expansion of these services over the course of this year. If things go to plan, a rising number of consumers across Australia will be able to enjoy the benefits of being able to access the 4G network, which is something that will prove invaluable to a wide range of people, from casual users to business users and students.
A number of other major areas in Australia have already been earmarked for the provision of the Vividwireless broadband network and service this year, and it is thought that major university campuses will be amongst the first to benefit from the services, which is something that will prove invaluable for students, many of whom rely on mobile broadband services for a variety of reasons, from conducting research to keeping in touch with loved ones or simply enjoying entertainment.