Ultimate modem breaks new speed barrier
Anyone who works out of the office will know how important mobile broadband has become. Being able to send email, access the net and update databases on the go has made managing workloads and staying connected with customers that little bit easier and faster.
This week we launch a new generation of mobile broadband product that’s set to make working outside the office even easier. It’s called the Telstra Ultimate™ USB Modem and it’s the fastest commercial 3G device of its type in the world.
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Since December ‘09 we’ve been busy deploying higher-speed capability into our Next G™ network. Now, with the introduction of the new Ultimate USB Modem, customers can access typical download speeds ranging from 1.1Mbps to 20Mbps across all capital city CBDs and associated airports, selected metropolitan areas and in more than 100 regional locations*.
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We think faster speeds will mean greater flexibility for mobile workers and the new Telstra Ultimate™ USB Modem provides the speeds needed to handle large files, multitask and update cloud-hosted applications effortlessly on the go when in coverage areas.
These high-speed coverage zones cover approximately 50 per cent of the Australian population and match the areas of highest customer demand. In other metropolitan and regional areas, the Telstra Ultimate™ USB Modem offers typical download speeds ranging from 550kbps up to 8Mbps, which is still significantly faster than Telstra’s mobile broadband competitors.
The Telstra Ultimate™ USB is the world’s first commercial USB modem to use a new generation of mobile broadband technology called dual channel HSPA+ which sends and receives wireless data using two channels simultaneously.
Two thousand devices have launched this week for Telstra business customers, before the widespread launch of the Ultimate USB Modem later this year.
Pricing and availability for business customers
The Telstra Ultimate™ USB can be purchased in conjunction with a range of mobile broadband plans including for $0 upfront with a $69 plan over 24 months (minimum total cost $1,656) or, from 5 October, outright for $299. It is available from 25 August through Telstra Business and Telstra Enterprise & Government account managers.
For more information visit: www.telstra.com/business/ultimate
* Capital CBD’s means within 5km from the GPO in each capital city. Outside the selected areas, the remaining metropolitan areas of all capitals cities and many other regional and rural locations support typical download speeds from 550kbps to 8Mbps, and elsewhere typical speeds are from 550kbps to 3Mbps. Actual speeds vary due to factors such as distance from the base station, local conditions, user numbers, hardware and software configuration, download source and other factors. See Telstra for details of locations.
Let us know what you think of this world-first device. Do you think the faster speeds would be useful?