Clare, Peter, David and Les met at Rustik for discussion over coffee on Wednesday 26th, discussing LTE Broadcasting which Telstra has been trialling and will be rolled out nation wide next year. It is basically aimed at high quality video or multimedia services for mobile devices including smart phones and tablets although obviously the content could be cast to a TV receiver from your mobile using a Chromcast or similar device. Telstra is a very early adopter of the technology and the content to be provided is not fully decided but could range from sporting events to first release movies. It will obviously require devices capable of receiving 4G LTE–B transmissions. Late model Samsung and other devices should be ok but Apple products are doubtful at this stage. Maybe a software update could fix late models. LTE (Long Term Evolution) and the trend of mobile communications technology were also discussed. Both Telstra and Optus appear to be looking ahead for new products and services to replace existing ones in life after NBN.
Reading: Wright, M (2017) #MWC16: LTE-Broadcast: coming to a device near you Telstra Exchange/Network https://exchange.telstra.com.au/mwc17-lte-broadcast-coming-to-a-device-near-you/ (accessed 24 May 17)
About 'Tech Savvy Talkers'
An optional group for members of the Tech Savvy Talks group who worked in technical, engineering, scientific and related fields who like to meet together to raise discuss of interest over a coffee at Rustik Cafe (later the Northo) on the alternate fortnight to our regular meeting. The group usually meets on the 4th Thursday at 3 pm.
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