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Telstra passes new ‘milestones’ with 5G rollouts in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania Featured

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Telstra has passed new milestones with 400 Queensland 5G sites now on-air and both the 450th Telstra 5G site on-air in Victoria and the 30th Tasmanian 5G site also on air, as the telco’s 5G rollouts continues apace.

In Queensland, around 280 suburbs across the state now have more than 50% geographic coverage from Telstra 5G, incuding around 80 suburbs in Greater Brisbane, and more than 200 suburbs in regional Queensland including the Gold Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Ipswich and Toowoomba.

And in Victoria Telstra says that around 240 suburbs across the state now have more than 50% geographic coverage from Telstra 5G , with around 150 suburbs in Melbourne and 90 regional suburbs across Albury-Wodonga, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Horsham, Mildura and Warrnambool now with more than 50% 5G coverage.

While in Tasmania work continues to bring 5G to more Hobart and Launceston suburbs over coming months, with around 49 suburbs across the state now with more than 50% geographic coverage from Telstra 5G, including 39 suburbs in Hobart and 10 suburbs in Launceston.

Telstra Regional General Manager May Boisen said the Queensland rollout would continue into more Greater Brisbane suburbs and across the state in the coming months.

“We’ve reached a milestone with our 400th Telstra 5G site on-air in Queensland and we’re reaching more and more people with the next generation of mobile technology,” Boisen said.

“Every week we’re expanding Telstra 5G to more Greater Brisbane suburbs and into Queensland’s regions so that as more 5G devices go on sale, our customers can have the latest devices on Australia’s best network.”

Telstra Regional General Manager for Victoria, Steve Tinker said the Victorian rollout would continue into more Melbourne suburbs and more regional areas of Victoria over the coming months.

“We’ve reached a milestone with our 450th Telstra 5G site on-air in Victoria and we’re reaching more and more people with the next generation of mobile technology,” Tinker said.

“Every week we’re expanding Telstra 5G to more Melbourne suburbs and into Victoria’s regional areas so that as more 5G devices go on sale, our customers can have the latest devices on Australia’s best network.”

Telstra says that new figures reveal Melbourne CBD was the third highest suburb for 5G data consumption in its 5G coverage footprint across the entire country, while rounding out the other most 5G data-hungry suburbs in Victoria were Point Cook, Docklands, Northcote and Richmond.

“While it’s more important than ever for Australians to be connected, it’ll be even more critical in the future as we roll out our 5G network which is bringing faster speeds, greater capacity and a wealth of new uses, to our customers,” Tinker said.

On the 5G rollout in Tasmania, Telstra Regional General Manager Michael Patterson said the rollout would continue into more Hobart and Launceston suburbs in the coming months.

“We’ve reached a milestone with our 30th Telstra 5G site on-air in Tasmania and we’re reaching more and more people with the next generation of mobile technology,” Patterson said.

“Every week we’re expanding Telstra 5G to more of Hobart and Launceston so that as more 5G devices go on sale, our customers can have the latest devices on Australia’s best network.”

Patterson said the further roll out of 5G in Tasmania “couldn’t be more vital” as new figures reveal Hobart CBD topped the list as the highest suburb for data consumption in Telstra’s 5G coverage footprint in Tasmania, followed by Launceston, Glenorchy, Claremont and Moonah.

“While it’s more important than ever for Australians to be connected, it’ll be even more critical in the future as we roll out our 5G network which is bringing faster speeds, greater capacity and a wealth of new uses, to our customers.

“We’ve made a commitment to roll out the new Telstra 5G network to more areas across metro, regional and rural Australia – and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” Patterson concluded.

Telstra - Australia's largest telco - says there are now more than 1,500 Telstra 5G sites on-air across selected areas of 53 Australian cities and towns, and of more than 1000 suburbs nationally more than half are covered by Telstra 5G and more than 10 million people live, work or pass through Telstra’s 5G footprint every day.


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