I’m excited to announce that today we launched an Australian-first solution that brings together our fixed and 4G mobile networks in a single device to get homes online sooner, and back online quickly when fixed services are interrupted.
The Telstra Frontier home modem with ‘hybrid’ technology is Australia’s first all-in-one modem. Once plugged in it will connect a home to the internet within minutes, over 4G, without having to wait for the fixed service to be installed and switched on.
As households get more devices online and embrace a new wave of smart home technologies, the Frontier home modem offers families peace of mind their home will be able to get back online quickly. If there is an interruption to the home broadband such as planned network maintenance, the gateway will automatically switch over to the Telstra Mobile Network within minutes.
We know home internet is central to how you access entertainment, organise your lives and connect to the world. Many of you have told us being without a home broadband service for even one hour is disruptive so we are introducing a solution that enables you to stay connected to the things you love to do online within minutes of plugging your home gateway in.
And as we adopt more smart home technologies, staying online becomes even more integral as households connect to services such as remote monitoring, in-home voice assistants and home automation.
The device forms part of our Network 2020 strategy, unveiled last year, which will see us invest in converged products across fixed and mobile so you can have a consistent, reliable and simple experience.
Featuring the latest in Wi-Fi technology (Wi-Fi 802.11ac 4X4) to increase in-home Wi-Fi speeds up to four times compared with the previous generation of our gateway technology (when using AC-compatible devices), the Frontier significantly boosts signal reach as Australians embrace video streaming on smart TVs and mobile screens.
And the Frontier home modem is primed to bring the smart home to life with the capacity to connect 20 devices simultaneously.
Shae Billings and her partner Tommy are a young Melbourne couple who rely on their home internet connection to enable them to work from home, keep in touch with friends overseas and for their beloved Netflix. Recently Shae & Tommy purchased and moved into their first home in Mooroolbark and we asked them to trial the Telstra Gateway Frontier to make their move and getting online even smoother.
The new Frontier home modem with hybrid technology brings together the best of Telstra’s mobile and home networks and to celebrate this Australian first will launch with a special offer.
Between 14 Feb and 27 March – new and existing customers can purchase the Frontier for $216 outright or $9 per month on a hardware repayment option when taking up an eligible 24 month home bundle. For more information about the Telstra Gateway Frontier and pricing go to telstra.com.au/broadband/extras/frontier
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