We're ahead of schedule on 5G
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We’re delivering 5G ahead of schedule

By Channa Seneviratne May 26, 2020

One year ago, we set a bold goal: to have our incredible new 5G technology switched on in at least 35 Australian cities before June 2020. We’re officially ahead of schedule, with 47 cities now able to enjoy 5G and experience the future of connectivity.

We’re proud to have Australia’s best 5G available to more than 8 million Australians who now live, work and pass through our network footprint every day. We’re making sure we do everything to give Aussies access to 5G as quickly as possible.

Aussies in these suburbs are already using the network to do incredible things, with around 660 terabytes already downloaded over 5G on compatible devices. That’s equivalent to around 1 million standard-definition movies!

This significant milestone means that more than 700 suburbs across Australia are now more than 50 per cent covered by 5G, with some covered up to 100 per cent well ahead of schedule.

It’s also an important milestone of Telstra’s T22 strategy, which is underpinned by our aim to have the largest, fastest, safest, smartest and most reliable next generation network.

To illustrate our progress, we’ve updated our Mobile Coverage Maps, so you can see where Telstra’s 5G technology is available, as well as 3G and 4G. This will help you understand exactly where our network reaches, and where it’s planned to go next with a new view that projects where we’ll be with our coverage in the next three months.

We’ll continue to update these maps and our network projections as we continue to roll out 5G to more cities around the country.

The next step in our 5G journey is to bring more of the latest technology to you even faster. We’re announcing today the release of our newest 5G mobile broadband modem: the Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro, which supports cutting-edge mmWave 5G.

mmWave – pronounced “millimetre wave” – is a short-range, high-frequency network technology that will supercharge 5G. mmWave’s large bandwidth allows greater capacity in small defined areas, making it ideal for high-speed wireless communications, particularly in high-density areas such as metro cities, train stations, sport stadiums and other locations with a high concentration of people using their mobile devices. For more on its capabilities, we’ve put together a detailed explainer.

mmWave won’t be auctioned off until 2021 but we are busy testing to make sure our network is ready. And because we already have three test sites live on our network, if you happen to live near one of these locations and own a Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro, you might accidentally find yourself benefiting from the next iteration of 5G before anyone else in Australia.

These three key milestones in our 5G journey represent another big leap forward for us. We’ll continue to work hard rolling Australia’s best 5G out so more of you can enjoy this great leap forward in connectivity.

47 cities with 5G

Canberra ACT
Albury Wodonga NSW
Bathurst NSW
Central Coast NSW
Coffs Harbour NSW
Deniliquin NSW
Dubbo NSW
Goulburn NSW
Grafton NSW
Griffith NSW
Kempsey NSW
Lithgow NSW
Maitland NSW
Murwillumbah NSW
Newcastle NSW
Port Macquarie NSW
Sydney NSW
Wagga Wagga NSW
Brisbane QLD
Bundaberg QLD
Cairns QLD
Gladstone QLD
Gold Coast QLD
Ipswich QLD
Mackay QLD
Rockhampton QLD
Toowoomba QLD
Townsville QLD
Warwick QLD
Adelaide SA
Mt Gambier SA
Hobart TAS
Launceston TAS
Ballarat VIC
Bendigo VIC
Geelong VIC
Hamilton VIC
Horsham VIC
Kyneton VIC
Melbourne VIC
Mildura VIC
Portland VIC
Swan Hill VIC
Wallan VIC
Warrnambool VIC
Busselton WA
Perth WA
Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro
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Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro: meet our best 5G mobile broadband device yet

By Luke Hopewell May 26, 2020

You’ve been waiting for it, and it’s finally here. The Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro with mmWave support is launching today, and it has the need for 5G speed like never before.

Available from today, the Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro really is the most advanced mobile broadband modem we’ve ever carried.

First and foremost, it supports our incredible 5G technology*, as well as our advanced 4GX service for incredible speed in a variety of locations. Our 5G rollout has been going from strength-to-strength, and we’re now ahead of schedule with selected areas of 47 cities and regional towns now able to enjoy Australia’s best 5G network.

The Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro also has the power to access our newly-announced mmWave testing sites for a taste of the next wave of 5G speed in your pocket (or laptop bag) today.

Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro

mmWave – pronounced “millimetre wave” – is a short-range, high-frequency network technology that will supercharge 5G. mmWave’s large bandwidths allow greater capacity in small defined areas, making it ideal for high-speed wireless communications, particularly in high-density areas such as metro cities, train stations, sport stadiums , and other locations with a high concentration of people using their mobile devices. For more on its capabilities, we’ve put together a detailed explainer.

mmWave spectrum won’t be auctioned off until 2021, but we’re able to give our customers early access to this new technology even sooner. Anyone who owns the new Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro will be able to benefit from this technology on our three live testing sites before anyone else.

Along with mmWave compatibility, the Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro packs a powerful processor and the support for Wi-Fi 6. This means that the 5G Wi-Fi Pro can support up to 30 Wi-Fi enabled devices (15 each on 2.4 & 5 GHz). Or if you want to supercharge your connectivity, a wired connection supports Gigabit speeds for pro by name, pro by nature performance.

At just over a super-light 200 grams and with a 4500mAh battery that lasts up to 9 hours, it’s ready to grab-and-go right out of the box.And tracking your usage is easy with a 2.4-inch touchscreen that shows you how you’re travelling throughout the month.

The Telstra 5G Wi-Fi Pro is available from today for $599 outright, or $24.95 per month over 24 months. Telstra Plus members who order online are also in for a treat, with up to 100,000 points available as a bonus.

*Where available. Check our Mobile Coverage Maps for more information.