Australian company Vividwireless today demonstrated movies being downloaded within minutes, video conferencing over a 4G, TD LTE wireless network at speeds in excess of 125Mbps; they also claim that they can deliver consistent wireless speeds in excess of 60Mbps to up to 60% of Australia.The technology which Federal Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has ignored in favour of a $40Billion fibre network can be set up “extremely cost effectively claims the company.
When asked whether Conroy had bothered to investige the Australian company’s technology an executive said bluntly “No”.
In Perth, the company which is owned by Seven Group Holdings Limited has 150 towers operating which have cost the Company $35M to deliver; they estimate that they will need 1,000 towers to be able to deliver the 4G high speed service to Eastern States.
Using technology from Chinese company Huawei, who have over 200 LTE patents the company claims that as more consumers move to Tablets Smartphones, netbooks and notebooks the demand for fast wireless technology will grow.
“This is not technology for the big screen movie delivered to a plasma or LED TV. It’s portable technology that allows consumers to get access to high speed broadband that is capable of downloading the full movie Animal Kingdom to a smaller screen in less than 3 minutes” a company executive said.
A two month Vividwireless LTE trial delivered peak speeds as high as 128 Mbps and consistent speeds between 40 – 70 Mbps the company said.
These speeds enable customers to download movies in less than 3 minutes; Kanye West’s latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 18 seconds, and Andre Agassi’s Open: An Autobiography to an e-reader in 10 seconds.
Vividwireless CEO Martin Mercer said the excellent trial results, achieved with technology partner Huawei Australia, means that Australians will soon be able to access very high speed mobile broadband services that are much faster than ADSL2+.
“The purpose of this trial was to see if the advanced TD-LTE technology is mature enough to deliver extremely fast mobile broadband services to our customers.”
“This trial has established that extremely fast, high quality mobile broadband services are within our reach, and can be delivered quickly and cost effectively.”