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It’s two years since Telstra launched its 4G network


telstrafacebookthumbIt’s two years since Telstra launched Australia’s first 4G network with now more than 3.2 million 4G devices being used by Telstra customers.

To mark the second anniversary, Telstra switched on its 2500th 4G base station in Young, NSW.

Telstra has more than 100 construction teams across the country rolling out even more 4G base stations at a rate of 100 new sites per week.

There will be another 1000 4G base stations deployed by Christmas to take 4G coverage to 85 per cent of the population.

“There has been unprecedented demand for superfast mobile services over the last two years,” Group Executive Director Telstra Mobile and Wireline Warwick Bray said.

“Since launch, we have activated more than 3.2 million 4G devices on our 4G network.

“This includes more than 360,000 4G smartphones since June 30 this year, or more than 25,000 per week.”

Since January Telstra has launched 15 new 4G devices as well as a shared data plan to allow customers to use their single data allowance across up to four devices.

 “Our superior coverage means that our customers can make calls and get online in more places and their calls will be more reliable on the train, on the way to work or when they walk to the back of their house,” says Telstra Executive Director Networks Mike Wright.

“Our customers will also experience a more reliable speed experience when they use our data services.

 “As a result of expanded spectrum and network capabilities we are now amending the typical download speeds customers can expect to receive on the 4G network from 2 to 40Mbps up to 2 to 50Mbps, highlighting the continued strength and reliability of the network.”

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