Optus has finalised the buyout of 4G rival vividwireless, a process which began back in February, having gained regulatory approval. The big news out of the announcement? Optus will set up two testing centres in Sydney to test its LTE-TDD capabilities ahead of a 2013 launch.
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Optus is buying out mobile broadband provider Vividwireless, a move it says will enable it to build a "faster 4G network". Based on my own experience of Vividwireless' sub-optimal service, I suspect its money may have been better spent elsewhere.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Pretty much a year ago, we reported that wireless broadband provider Vividwireless was planning to expand from its Perth-only operations to offer its service in other states. One year later, there are limited options for Sydney and Melbourne, but the company says services for Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra are imminent.