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is an Australian Internet service provider and
is a subsidiary of Telstra. BigPond is Australia's
largest ISP, and as a subsidiary of Telstra, has
a majority share of internet penetration in Australia,
primarily due to Telstra owning most telephone
exchanges. Based in Sydney, BigPond is now a nationwide
company, providing access to internet services
across the country.
- BigPond is Australia's largest provider of cable
internet, which covers parts of Australia's main
cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
and the Gold Coast). Speeds available are 'Standard'
speeds (8 Mbit/s down/128kbit/s up) and 'Extreme'
speeds (30Mbit/s down/1 Mbit/s up in select areas
of Sydney and Melbourne and 17Mbit/s down/256kbit/s
up in all other areas).
ADSL - BigPond provides both ADSL and ADSL2+ services
where available, with speeds ranging from 256
kbit/s down/64 kbit/s up to 20 Mbit/s down/1 Mbit/s
up. The current speeds available on ADSL plans
that BigPond offers are 256 kbit/s down/64 kbit/s
up, 1.5 Mbit/s down/256 kbit/s up, 8 Mbit/s down/384
kbit/s up and "up to" 20 Mbit/s down/1
Wireless - Through Telstra's Next G network, Bigpond
provides the largest wireless network coverage
in Australia, claiming to reach up to 99% of the
population. Download speeds range from 256
kbit/s to 3.5 Mbit/s in regional and interurban
areas, and up to 7 Mbit/s in metropolitan and
city areas. Currently the network has a maximum
speed capability of 14.4 Mbit/s, yet user side
hardware is only capable of 7.2 Mbit/s download.
Users report that even 7.2Mbit/s is rare
Telstra Wireless 'Hot Spots' - In almost every
Australian Starbucks, Novotel and Hilton hotels,
and in such venues as Qantas' Airport Lounges
and cafes, BigPond has activated wireless 'hot
spots' that people can use if they have a BigPond
account or credit card. The connection fee is
usually $5 per 10 minutes but prices can vary
from each hot spot. Most McDonalds HotSpots are
now free to access.
Satellite - Bigpond provides Satellite internet
mainly for regional customers who are too far
away from the exchange to get ADSL, and can not
get Cable. Satellite comes in two forms - 1 way
Satellite and 2 way Satellite. From 30 November
2008, BigPond will no longer provide 1 way Satellite.
Speeds on BigPond Satellite range from 256 kbit/s
down/64 kbit/s up to 800 kbit/s down/128 kbit/s
up. Satellite internet is comparatively expensive
with other forms of internet such as ADSL or Cable,
with pricing ranging from $104.95 to $499.95 per
Dialup - Dialup plans range from $9.95 to $25.95,
with discounts for Telstra customers. Over the
last few years BigPond has aggressively moved
customers off dialup to a broadband platform,
and in 2006 its broadband customers surpassed
the amount of dialup customers respectively.
or Telstra Corporation Ltd (often abbreviated
as Telstra Corp), (ASX: TLS, NZX: TLS) is an Australian
telecommunications and media company, formerly
owned by the Australian government. Telstra is
the largest provider of both local and long distance
telephone services, mobile services, dialup, wireless,
DSL and cable internet access in Australia. Telstra
is based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Formerly
Telecom Australia, the company was renamed in
1993 to Telstra. The company has traded domestically
and internationally under the Telstra brand, even
after privatisation in 2006. Telstra's headquarters
are located at the Telstra Corporate Centre in
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Mobile Web refers to the access to wireless data
services using a mobile device such as as cell
phones, PDAs, and other portable gadgets connected
to a mobile telecoms network. Access does not
require a desktop computer, nor a fixed landline
connection. The service can be to the traditional
World Wide Web or to any one of more limited service
platforms such as WAP (Wireless Application Protocol),
i-Mode and Blackberry services.
many think that mobile web or mobile internet
means access to the traditional internet using
a mobile phone or device, this is not the case.
The access can be to the traditional internet,
but it can be to less than the internet, as typically
is with WAP services, or it can be to more than
the internet, to data services that do not even
exist on the traditional internet, such as SMS
text messaging and ringtones. The mobile web is
similar to, but not identical to the traditional
internet and World Wide Web.
Mobile Web access today still suffers from interoperability
and usability problems. This is partly due to
the small physical size of the screens of mobile
devices and partly due to the incompatibility
of many mobile devices with not only computer
operating systems, but also the format of much
of the information available on the Internet.