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4GX Explained

Posted by Brayden Cracknell Thursday, February 26, 2015

What is 4GX? 

In the next couple of months, you’ll be hearing more and more about a new technology that Telstra is switching on around the nation at the start of 2015. 4GX is just a fancy name for the telco’s new 700MHz mobile network frequency, but that’s not the only thing you need to know about it.

Telstra is set to switch on its 700MHz frequency allocation on January 1, 2015 — that’s the date that it is officially allowed to use the spectrum, as part of the agreement it made with the Federal Government when it purchased it at the Digital Dividend auctions. There are a few sites around the country, especially around inner-city Sydney, where pre-release trial sites are set up and already functioning, but for the most part the go-live date is January 1.

We first saw the name ’4GX’ on a Telstra Exchange blog post announcing the Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact (which, by the way, is a great phone). 

If you're lucky enough to live in an area where Telstra is trialing the network, you will have access to all these great features like faster data speeds.

- Gizmodo