Telstra Expands 5G Coverage in Melbourne and Tasmania
Telstra’s 5G rollout has picked up pace with over 600 suburbs across the country that now have more than 50 per cent 5G coverage.
In Melbourne, there are 57 suburbs that are now more than half covered by the new mobile technology, with some places in Melbourne having it available across the whole suburb.
Telstra Regional General Manager Loretta Willaton says it’s another big step in Telstra’s continued roll out and investment in 5G technology, as we look to make it available to more Victorians.
“2020 is going to be the year of 5G and our focus is on continuing to expand our 5G coverage so we can bring it to more areas across Melbourne and Victoria,” Ms Willaton said.
“We’re also seeing a greater choice in handsets and devices made available to our customers, and more and more applications making use of the advantages that 5G has to offer.”
“5G is delivering faster download speeds, lower latency and greater network capacity to our users which is especially important in busy areas in Melbourne.”
“It’s not just 5G users experiencing the benefits of this roll out – by upgrading our sites to 5G we’re also bringing network benefits to other users including greater network capacity for 4G customers.”
The suburbs included have at least 50 per cent of their geographic area covered by Telstra 5G – and in some areas the network may cover the entirety of the suburb. Many other Melbourne suburbs already have some 5G coverage.
Telstra has now rolled out coverage to selected areas in 32 major and regional cities and remains on track to deliver 5G into selected areas of 35 cities by mid-year.
Across Victoria, Telstra has also begun the roll out of 5G in Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Hamilton, Healesville, Horsham, Mildura, Portland, Wallen and Warrnambool.
Meanwhile, across Hobart and Launceston in Tasmania, there are now 44 suburbs that are now more than half covered by the new mobile technology, with some places having it available across the whole suburb.
Telstra Regional General Manager Michael Patterson says it’s another big step in Telstra’s continued roll out and investment in 5G technology, as the telco looks to make it available to more Tasmanians.
Telstra’s 5G coverage maps are available at www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/our-coverage
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