Telstra, in collaboration with NETGEAR® Inc, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, today announced that it is bringing the world’s first 4G LTE Advanced Category 11 (Cat 11) 600Mbps* capable device to its customers in Australia on the Telstra Mobile Network.
This announcement comes only one month after the launch of the first Cat 9 (450Mbps*) devices on the Telstra Mobile Network.
The Telstra WiFi 4GX Advanced III Mobile Broadband Hotspot is the latest ultra-fast mobile broadband device to join Telstra’s product range and uses 3 band Carrier Aggregation technology. This technology means customers will have access to significantly faster peak download speeds and added capacity in the network.
Customers can enjoy faster downloads, streaming with less buffering, swift application response times and a better overall experience. But above all, the evolution in Telstra’s network that supports Cat 11 devices is really designed to boost network capacity.
John Chambers, Executive Director, Mobile, at Telstra, said he is excited to offer more cutting-edge solutions to customers thanks to strong relationships with the partners involved.
“This is the world’s first commercially available Cat 11 experience and is a breakthrough addition to our mobile device range thanks to our ongoing partnerships with these leaders in innovation,’ said Chambers.
“When you combine the power of Qualcomm Technologies’ Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem with Qualcomm® VIVE™ 11ac, Ericsson’s LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation technology on Telstra’s network, and the NETGEAR AirCard® 810S, it really is an unbeatable technology that we are pleased to offer our customers before anyone else in the world.”
The new Telstra Wi-Fi 4GX Advanced III mobile hotspot supports up to 15 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously. Customers in a 4GX enabled area can securely share blazing-fast WiFi with friends, family and co-workers while on the go. The hotspot automatically switches between 4GX, 4G and 3G coverage in areas where 4GX is not yet available. With its powerful battery, customers can connect for up to 11 hours of continuous use or 260 hours on standby.
The early Cat 11 enabled footprint is concentrated on the CBD’s of Eastern Seaboard capital cities; initially Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, and in selected popular holiday locations. The network reach supporting these Cat 11 speeds will also continue to expand in line with growing mobile data demand.
* typical user speeds will be lower and depend on factors such as location and network conditions, and, when customers use a WiFi device, the total number of users connected to the device.