I am pleased to announce that Telstra is now the proud owner of 2 x 40MHz of 2600MHz spectrum. While this may not mean much to the average customer, it’s actually a significant step in strengthening our mobile network for the future.
More importantly, it is a key enabler of the next generation of LTE-A called Cat 9. This will introduce commercial three band carrier aggregation which can deliver theoretical peak speeds of 450Mbps. Although we have already demonstrated this technology in one of our earlier world first trials, commercial devices which can support these speeds are not expected until next year, but with the release of this spectrum and new 2600MHz sites coming into service from today, we are well on the way to creating the super-charged network of the future.