Building a mobile network is no mean feat, and when you think about the logistics of it, you’d just say it’s crazy. Thousands of individual towers across the country providing mobile coverage to all those living, working or driving by them. Today, Telstra’s newest network their 5G network – is available to half of all Australians.
To make that mark, there’s a huge build required – today there are more than 2,650 Telstra 5G sites live and in use across Australia.
There’s 5G coverage in 100 cities and towns, and more than 2,000 suburbs across Australia.
If you’re not using a 5G device, you’re not yet in the minority, but it won’t be long. More than 750,000 5G devices are connected to the Telstra 5G network, with thousands more added every week.
Telstra’s Channa Senevirante says the milestone is critical, and puts them on track to meet their target of 75 percent of the population by the middle of the year “Our customers have told us coverage is the most important thing when it comes to 5G so Telstra’s 5G roll out reaching more than half of the Australian population is a huge milestone,”
“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.”
“We’ve made great progress but there’s still more work to do, which is why we’ve set our teams aggressive roll out targets to bring Telstra 5G to 75 per cent of the Australian population by the end of June this year.”
“We’ve expanded Telstra’s 5G network coverage to even more areas of our big cities, regional centres and country towns and, with more to come, more Australians will be covered by Telstra 5G than anyone else.”
“We now have Telstra 5G coverage in selected areas of more than 100 cities and towns, including major regional centres in every state including Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Geelong, Mt Gambier, Launceston and Busselton so our customers can get Telstra 5G in more places.”
As someone who switched to Telstra late last year, to test the iPhone 12, I am noticing 5G in more and more areas. Of course living in Australia’s biggest city you’d expect that, but I think it’s happening faster than even I anticipated.