TELSTRA aims to extend its 5G coverage to more than 90 per cent of the urban area of Greater Geelong by mid-2021, as it announced a milestone in its 5G rollout.
More than 50 per cent of Australians now live in Telstra’s 5G coverage footprint, and Telstra network technology development and solutions executive Channa Seneviratne said the telecommunications company was on track to hit its target of coverage for 75 per cent of the population by the middle of the year.
There are already more than 370 suburbs in Victoria with selected areas of Telstra 5G coverage.
These include almost all the postcodes covering suburbs in the Geelong region between 3212 (Lara and Avalon) and 3228 (Torquay).
“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,” Mr 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.
“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.”
Telstra already has more than 750,000 5G devices on the network and is adding thousands of new 5G devices every week.
There are more than 2,650 Telstra 5G sites on-air across the country, as well as coverage in more than 100 cities and towns and more than 2,000 suburbs across Australia with selected areas of Telstra 5G coverage.