Australia trumps New York and Paris when it comes to national mobile broadband
Today’s a big day for mobile broadband in Australia with the launch of the Telstra BigPond Ultimate® USB to the wider consumer market. Previously only available to a small number of corporate and SME customers, the device is now out there across the Telstra Store and dealer network.
Up to twice as fast as Telstra’s current fastest Next G™ modem, and offering blistering speeds in Australia’s capital city CBDs (5km from GPO), associated airports, selected metropolitan hubs and more than 100 regional centres, the BigPond Ultimate® USB makes it easier than ever to access reliable internet while on the go*.
So what is this need for speed all about? In a nutshell, it can help remove the need for you to be in the office for the sake of high-speed internet, with mobile broadband speeds that can approach being on par with what you’d experience in the workplace. I don’t know about you, but I welcome the technology which means I can catch my son’s special presentation at assembly and not feel I’m dropping the ball with work.
Interestingly, Telstra invested in some research which seems I’m not alone in this belief – in fact, the study found increased flexibility is what a lot of Aussies are after. For example almost half of all working Australians are spending more time doing business outside the workplace than they were five years ago.
Plus, we also uncovered that this increase in mobile working has actually allowed people to spend more time with family and friends. Three quarters of respondents who work remotely say it has given them the ability to complete work and attend a personal occasion at the same time, rather than miss it.
In light of this, it’s pretty clear that technology – such as our new BigPond Ultimate® USB – can play a huge role in allowing Australians to work outside the office and embrace better work life balance.
And with typical download speeds ranging from 1.1Mbps to 20Mbps across Australia’s capital city CBDs (5km from GPO) and associated airports, selected metropolitan hubs and more than 100 regional centres*, we believe our new BigPond Ultimate® USB will really hit the sweet spot for a large number of our customers.
So for those who like the detail, the Telstra Ultimate® USB can be purchased in conjunction with a range of mobile broadband plans – including new 7GB and 12GB plans launched today. Check out here for more information.
Rebekah was interviewed by BNET earlier in the week on our mobile working research and USB Ultimate. Listen to the podcast below.
See the Telstra BigPond Ultimate® USB media release here