Telstra’s local 5G network coverage has exceeded 77.5 percent

2022-05-05 0 By

Telstra’s 5G network covered 77.5 percent of the country’s population by the end of 2021, Telstra’s CHIEF executive Andrew Penn said in the company’s earnings release, reported www.rcrwireless.com2 on Monday.Currently, Telstra’s 5G network is more than twice the size of its nearest competitor, Penn said.He added that 2.8 million 5G devices were already connected to Telstra’s network.”As Australia’s reliance on digital connectivity grows, we are well placed to provide the infrastructure, solutions and security to support Australia’s aspirations to become a world-leading digital economy,” he said.In 2021, the company acquired 1,000 megahertz of the 26GHz band for millimeter wave 5G.Telstra has established mmWave sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Goulburn and the Gold Coast.Telstra launched 5G in May 2020 and is currently using its 3.6ghz band to offer 5G technology in Australia.In May 2020, Telstra upgraded its 5G wireless access network (RAN) coverage in Australia, connecting a cloud local 5G core (5GC) network to handle the new 5G standalone traffic.(Tu Lihui)