We are very pleased to announce that Telstra will participate in one of the largest ever expansions of mobile coverage in regional and remote Australia, through the Federal Government’s Mobile
The Telstra Mobile Network stands for speed, coverage and reliability. These metrics are what underpins the experience millions of customers get when they use their smartphone, tablet or dongle on our network.
Delivering for our customers on speed, coverage and reliability is our top priority and we have an extensive range of metrics, tools, testers, robots and analytics in place to ensure we do. We also benchmark ourselves against others so we can monitor and ensure we are best in class. Indeed we believe that Australians benefit from some of the most competitive and high performing mobile networks in the world.
There are a range of external parties who measure network performance, as well as an increasing emergence of software and apps that purport to measure and rank performance.
The New Year has been super charged, with almost a million Telstra customers across Australia now able to enjoy superfast mobile services, as Telstra’s 4GX service reaches over 1,000 towns and suburbs.
In the largest activation of 4GX sites to date, over 600 new towns and suburbs, including some of our most popular holiday destinations and beachside suburbs, were switched on this week, making 4GX the hottest mobile accessory this summer.
What we have seen from the early roll out of 4GX is that around 20 per cent to 30 per cent of 4G traffic in a 4GX area seamlessly moves to the new service, offering customers with compatible devices typical download speeds never before seen in Australia.
But it also has wider network benefits, with traditional 4G services freed up to also help manage the ever growing demand for data.
We continue to have the largest 4G coverage area in Australia, with coverage now reaching 90 per cent of the Australian population almost a month ahead of schedule. And we are not stopping there as work is underway to bring 4G services to 94 per cent of the Australian population by the middle of this year.
The 4GX roll out will continue across 2015 and new 4GX Coverage locations from 2 January 2015 are outlined below.
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