Telstra Ups Ante With 4G Coverage
- Across all capitals
- No mention of country Australia
- Will take 10 months to roll out
Telstra will more than double its 4G coverage area in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth extending the reach of Australia’s only national 4G service to two-thirds of the population. This is just as Optus rolls out its marketing plan to launch its own 4G service.
The investment will see mobile coverage spread across all capital cities over the next 10 months – with the first new 4G sites launching today in Bondi and in the North Shore rail tunnel in Sydney.
Telstra currently offers 4G coverage in more than 100 metropolitan and regional locations across the nation including all capital CBDs. The network expansion will see more than 1,000 new 4G/LTE base stations installed by mid 2013. When all new sites are live, Telstra’s 4G service will reach approximately 66 per cent of the Australian population – up from 40 per cent today.
Coverage Sites By State
Brisbane: Plan to more than double the coverage to stretch from Brisbane Airport in the East to Indooroopilly in the West and from Coopers Plains in the South to Chermside in the North.
Gold Coast: New planned coverage stretching from Surfers Paradise in the East to Nerang in the West and from Tugun in the South to Hope Island in the North.
Sydney: Plan to more than double the coverage to stretches from Manly in the East to Greystanes in the West and from Kogarah in the South to Hornsby in the North.
Canberra: Planned coverage from Queanbeyan in the East to Duffy in the West and from Farrer in the South to Moncrieff in the North.
Melbourne: Plan to more than double the coverage to stretch from Ringwood in the East to Werribee in the West and from Bentleigh in the South to Epping in the North.
Adelaide: Plan to more than double the coverage to stretch from Magill in the East to Henley Beach in the West and from Torrens Park in the South to Broadview in the North.
Perth: Plan to more than double the coverage, to stretch from Maida Vale in the East to Fremantle in the West and from Willetton in the South to Dianella in the North