Review: Netgear AirCard 790s (Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced II)

The Netgear AirCard 790s (also known as the Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced II) is the first device sold by Telstra to support LTE on all current and future bands, and support LTE-A CA (carrier aggregration) across multiple bands. It’s also the first hotspot to carry the new 4GX branding. You’ll always get the fastest speeds possible, today and into the foreseeable future, with support for LTE on bands 1 (2100mhz), 3 (1800mhz), 7 (2600mhz), 8 (900mhz) and 28 (700mhz). And 3G too, so you’re covered everywhere. The 790s also supports LTE-A CA on bands 3+28, 28+7, 3+7 and 7+7 – for typical speeds of between 2Mbps to 100Mbps in a 4GX area. In a standard 4G area, you should see typical download speeds of  2Mbps to 50Mbps.

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Telstra Gives It’s New 700MHz LTE Network A Name: ‘4GX’

Telstra today have announced that their new 700MHz network will go by the name of ‘4GX’, which joins Optus who have named their 2300MHz network ‘4G Plus’.

(you may remember this was quietly mentioned at the start of last month ;P)

The 700MHz network has started being trialled from earlier this year, and is gradually getting bigger ahead of the ‘big switch’ on January 1st, when the 700MHz spectrum is officially available for use across Australia.

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