Telstra LTE activates 3.2 million 4G devices

In the last two years since LTE was launched in Australia, Telstra has activated more than 3.2 million 4G devices.

“Since launch, we have activated more than 3.2 million 4G devices on our 4G network. This includes more than 360,000 4G smartphones since June 30 this year, or more than 25,000 per week,” said Warwick Bray, group executive director, Telstra Mobile and Wireline.

Telstra was committed to offering its customers the best mix of products and services and has recently announced a range of new products and offers which recognise the changing ways customers are using their mobile devices added Bray.

Telstra has launched 15 new 4G devices since January. Last week Telstra launched Australia’s first shared data plans where customers can share their monthly mobile data allowance between their devices – including tablets and laptops – all in one package.

“We have also launched a new device swap, replacement and restoration service, Telstra StayConnected and StayConnected Plus, which allows customers to swap or replace their device for any reason up to twice per year and back up key data from the cloud so they can get back up and running right away.

“The introduction of these products and offers underlines our commitment to our customers. We remain committed to listening to them and understanding what they want from us and responding to their changing needs as mobile technology becomes ever more important in their everyday lives,” commented Bray.

Mike Wright, executive director Networks, Telstra said, “The company had switched on its 2,500th 4G base station in Young NSW to mark the second anniversary of 4G.”

“We currently have more than 100 construction teams across the country building out our 4G network at a rate of up to 100 new sites per week. We will switch on another 1000 4G base stations by Christmas 2013 which will take 4G to 85 per cent of the population, including 300 regional towns and holiday hotspots,” added Bray.

“Our superior coverage means that our customers can make calls and get online in more places and their calls will be more reliable on the train, on the way to work or when they walk to the back of their house. Our customers will also experience a more reliable speed experience when they use our data services,” commented Bray.

As a result of expanded spectrum and network capabilities, consumers can expect to receive on the 4G network from 2 to 40 Mbps up to 2 to 50 Mbps, highlighting the continued strength and reliability of the network.

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