Telstra says it has reached 50% 5G coverage

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 19 January, 2021

Telstra says it has reached 50% 5G coverage

Telstra says it has reached the dual milestones of covering more than half of the Australian population with 5G and having over 750,000 5G devices connected on the network.

The 5G network now covers more than 100 cities and towns Australia-wide, including major regional centres in every state, according to Telstra Technology Development & Solutions Executive Channa Seneviratne.

At the current rate Telstra remains on track to meeting its target of achieving 75% population coverage by the end of June. The total number of active 5G sites has now reached 2650.

“Our customers have told us coverage is the most important thing when it comes to 5G, so Telstra’s 5G rollout reaching more than half of the Australian population is a huge milestone,” Seneviratne said.

“Bringing Telstra 5G coverage to more people means they can get more out of their 5G device and really experience what 5G has to offer. This isn’t any ordinary milestone, especially when you look back just a couple of years to see where we’ve come from and now to the huge 5G network construction project we’re getting on with,” he said.

Meanwhile Telstra is adding thousands of new 5G devices to the network per week, he added.

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