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Telstra switches on its 5G network with the launch of the HTC 5G Hub

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Telstra has officially switched on its 5G network and is launching Australia’s first 5G mobile device – the HTC 5G Hub which will be available to order online from today.

The HTC 5G Hub will arrive on May 28 in Telstra stores across Australia.

The device is the world’s first 5G/4GX media hotspot which can function as both a secure mobile solution or as a family entertainment hub which takes advantage of 5G speeds to stream 4K content and games to your TV.

Telstra CEO Andy Penn says the launch of the HTC 5G Hub is a significant milestone for the company as they start the transition to 5G which will be available immediately in select areas in CBDs and major capital cities along with Gold Coast and Toowoomba.

Telstra will be expanding the 5G footprint even further in 2019 to cover even more cities and selected regional areas and traffic hotspots to give even more Australians access to Telstra’s 5G technology.

“Our launch of the HTC 5G Hub is the moment 5G becomes a reality for Australian consumers,” Mr Penn said.

“Since 2016, we have been working with some of the world’s leading technology brands to ensure Australians are among the first in the world to be able to access 5G.

“HTC has been a key partner for Telstra, innovating new technologies and driving greater connectivity for our customers.

“This launch of Australia’s first 5G mobile device is a testament to that partnership.”

5G will provide better connectivity through greater speeds, network capacity and low latency.

“This is just the start”. Mr Penn said.

“The roll out of 5G coverage is ongoing and, as 5G develops, there will be more devices and more technologies to come.

“But this is an important step we take today, as the first Australian network to offer mobile 5G”.

The HTC 5G Hub is the world’s first 5G/4GX media hotspot which can be used both at home and on the go.

It can support up to 20 wi-fi enabled devices along with gigabit Ethernet connections.

For business users the device will also offer secure mobile connectivity with corporate VPN authentication along with remote white capability.

But it is equally at home as an entertainment device and a voice activated remote-control for other smart devices in your home.

“HTC is very proud to partner with Telstra to bring the first 5G media hotspot to Australia,” said Thomas Dexmier, Country Manager HTC Australia and New Zealand.

“With the HTC 5G customers will be able to experience the power and speed of Telstra’s 5G network in an innovative device, that combines the advanced capabilities of a mobile hotspot with the versatility of the Android operating system, allowing them to connect at home, at work, and on the go.”

The HTC 5G Hub will be available on plans starting from $70 a month for 25GB data.

Other plans are $94 a month (60GB data) and $104 a month (100GB)

The product will also be available on a range of small business plans starting at just $60 a month with 2GB data.

Plan Small Medium Large

 

Total Monthly Cost

(Min 24 month contract)

$70

(Min Cost $1,680)

$94

(Min Cost $2,256)

$104

(Min Cost $2,496)

 

Data

For use in Australia

25GB

(10GB + 15GB Bonus data)

60GB

(30GB + 30GB Bonus Data)

 

100GB

(80GB + 20GB Bonus)

Extra data $10 / 1GB

 

 

Small Business Plans

Plan S M L XL XXL My Business Wireless Broadband

Plan

Total Monthly Cost

(Min 24 month contract)

$60

(Min cost $1,440)

$70

(Min cost $1,680)

$84

(Min cost $2,016)

$94*

(Min cost $2,256)

 

*includes a $10 auto applied credit

 

$104

(Min cost $2,496)

$104*

(Min Cost $2,496)

 

*includes a $10 auto applied credit

Data

(for use in Australia)

2GB

(1GB + 1GB bonus)

15GB

(5GB + 10GB bonus)

 

30GB 50GB 90GB 150GB
Extra data $10 / 1GB

 

Shareable

 

Non Shareable