25,000 People A Week Signing Up To Telstra 4G

This week Telstra celebrates the second anniversary of its 4G network, with the company claiming more than 3.2 million 4G devices are now operating on the network. Group Executive Director Telstra Mobile and Wireline Warwick Bray said the popularity of 4G continued to grow across Australia. “There has been unprecedented demand for superfast mobile services over the last two years,” he said. 

 

This week Telstra celebrates the second anniversary of its 4G network, with the company claiming more than 3.2 million 4G devices are now operating on the network.

Group Executive Director Telstra Mobile and Wireline Warwick Bray said the popularity of 4G continued to grow across Australia.

“There has been unprecedented demand for superfast mobile services over the last two years,” he said. “Since launch, we have activated more than 3.2 million 4G devices on our 4G network. This includes more than 360,000 4G smartphones since June 30 this year, or more than 25,000 per week.

“Telstra has launched 15 new 4G devices since January. Last week we launched Australia’s first shared data plans, where customers can share their monthly mobile data allowance between their devices – including tablets and laptops – all in one package.

“This follows our announcement last month that we would cut the cost of our international roaming PAYG data rates by 80 per cent as well as give our customers purchasing our international data packs five times more data. From next week, our customers will have access to one of the cheapest and most flexible international data roaming offers in the market.

“We have also launched a new device swap, replacement and restoration service, Telstra StayConnected and StayConnected Plus, which allows customers to swap or replace their device for any reason up to twice per year and back up key data from the cloud so they can get back up and running right away.

And what about the rest of the roll out? Telstra Executive Director Networks Mike Wright said Telstra had switched on its 2,500th 4G base station in Young NSW to mark the second anniversary of 4G.

“We currently have more than 100 construction teams across the country building out our 4G network at a rate of up to 100 new sites per week,” he said. “We will switch on another 1000 4G base stations by Christmas 2013 which will take 4G to 85 per cent of the population, including 300 regional towns and holiday hotspots.

“We are now amending the typical download speeds customers can expect to receive on the 4G network from 2 to 40Mbps up to 2 to 50Mbps…

 

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