Vodafone boosts 4G speeds to 150Mbps with Cat 4 modems

17 Jan 2014

Vodafone Australia has announced the launch of two new 4G mobile broadband devices that are capable of delivering theoretical data speeds of up to 150Mbps. The Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB Stick and the Vodafone Pocket WiFi device are both ‘Category 4’ (‘Cat 4’) enabled, and are available for use on the operator’s 4G network which is built on Vodafone’s contiguous 20MHz spectrum holdings in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. ‘We are seeing a strong demand for mobile broadband products, especially from people who don’t want a permanent fixed broadband connection, students, those living in share accommodation and people who simply don’t want to be locked into a contract,’ commented Vodafone’s General Manager of Devices, Katie Turkal, adding: ‘Increasingly, Australians are ditching fixed internet connections in favour of the convenience and portability of mobile data. What’s more Vodafone 4G can offer speeds up to two and a half times faster than standard ADSL connection.’ Until 2 April 2014 Vodafone is offering a 15% discount for customers purchasing the devices on their existing post-paid account.

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