Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry with over 100,000 visitors expected. So what better place to demonstrate record-breaking 2 Gbps speeds to the industry?

Together with our partners, we will demonstrate this technology breakthrough to many thousands of MWC attendees, international media, and exhibitors.

This time last year, Telstra launched the world’s first gigabit-capable 4G network. Since then we have deployed the gigabit capability in CBDs and other high traffic locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide1.

12 months later, we’ve doubled these speeds, paving the way for increased capability and performance on 4G today and accelerating the journey towards 5G. As this new 2 Gbps capability is commercialised we plan to add it to our network in selected areas over the coming months.

This world first-speed demonstration is another example of Telstra’s commitment to continue to deliver Australia’s largest and fastest mobile network2. To take advantage of these incredible new network speeds, we are planning to launch new mobile devices later in the year that we expect will be the fastest available anywhere in the world.

So while 5G is not that far away, Australian consumers and business don’t need to wait to experience superfast mobile speeds. We are deploying the best technology available in the world today to support the ever-growing demand for data and speed from our customers.

[1] Source: Typical customer speeds are in the range of 5Mbps to 300 Mbps with compatible devices
[2] Source: Based on national average combined 3G/4G mobile speeds