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Telstra launches new home wi-fi technology for faster streaming and wider range


Telstra has launched new home wi-fi technology to keep pace with our growing appetite for streaming and on-demand content and ensure a faster and more reliable connection.

The Gateway Max 2 will increase speeds and improve wi-fi coverage within the home.

According to Telstra’s research, customers are streaming outside the living area including rooms like the bedroom (60 per cent), the kitchen (20 per cent), out in the garden (17 per cent) and the bathroom (12 per cent).

Also unveiled were new home internet bundles that will include bonus three month access to subscription video on demand services Netflix, Presto and Stan.

Telstra has good reason to make the in-home experience as good as it can be with video now making up almost two thirds of the data carried over Telstra’s fixed network.

“To keep customers streaming smoothly, we’re introducing new Wi-Fi technology, starting with the Telstra Gateway Max 2 which will provide faster streaming speeds and a stronger Wi-Fi signal in more areas of the home than any of our previous gateways,” said Stuart Bird, Telstra executive director of fixed products and services.

“This means customers can stream, surf and share with less interruption, in more places, all at the same time.”


“Our new bundle range has been designed with entertainment in mind. Customers taking up the new $90 Medium plan and above will receive a Telstra TV as well as three month subscriptions to Netflix, Stan and Presto, giving them access to around 15,000 TV shows and movies to watch at home or out and about on their smartphone screen using Telstra’s national Wi-Fi and mobile networks.

“There’s no ‘one size fits all’ solution for Australian households, so we’ve built a range of new add-ons customers can choose including additional data, calling, entertainment, speed and premium support, to help customers build a plan to suit their personal needs.”

Telstra has also announced it will next year launch an all-in-one hybrid modem early next year.

The Frontier Modem will connect to Telstra’s fast mobile network while customers wait to have a fixed broadband service connected.

“We know waiting to have a fixed broadband service connected can be a hassle. Our upcoming Telstra Frontier modem will draw on the power of our national mobile network to get households up and running while a fixed service is activated,” Mr Bird said.