What is 4.5G?
4.5G is the next generation of mobile technology, capable of delivering more capacity and faster speeds, and giving people more connectivity options. 4.5G is the pathway to 5G.
Spark's network is slightly ahead of devices, with no commercially available modems or phones fully supporting the entire range and combination of 4.5G features at the moment. However, most new smartphones support many 4.5G features, with the potential to propel their speeds to between three and five times faster than regular 4G.
4.5G means Spark customers can benefit from even faster, reliable wireless broadband as an alternative to fixed-line services, which is ideal for low to moderate data users of home broadband. Wireless Broadband from Spark provides quality broadband (with or without a landline), by connecting to the nearest cell site rather than over a fixed line.