There are now 33 suburbs in Ipswich with more than 50 per cent coverage of 5G.
Telstra announced it has reached a milestone with its 5G rollout with 400 Queensland 5G sites now on-air and about 280 suburbs across the state now with more than 50 per cent geographic coverage from Telstra 5G.
Telstra Regional General Manager May Boisen said the rollout would continue into more Greater Brisbane suburbs and across the state in the coming months.
“We’ve reached a milestone with our 400th Telstra 5G site on-air in Queensland and we’re reaching more and more people with the next generation of mobile technology,” Ms Boisen said.
“Every week we’re expanding Telstra 5G to more suburbs in Brisbane and in Queensland’s regions so that as more 5G devices go on sale, our customers can have the latest devices on Australia’s best network.”
There are now more than 1,500 Telstra 5G sites on-air across selected areas of 53 Australian cities and towns.
More than 1000 suburbs nationally are more than half covered by Telstra 5G and more than 10 million people live, work or pass through Telstra’s 5G footprint every day.
“While it’s more important than ever for Australians to be connected, it’ll be even more critical in the future as we roll out our 5G network which is bringing faster speeds, greater capacity and a wealth of new uses, to our customers,” Ms Boisen said.
What is 5G?
5G is fifth generation technology for mobile networks that is wireless meaning no more holes in the wall.
5G uses cellular networks with the service area divided into small geographical areas called cells.
The wireless devices are connected to the telephone network using radio waves.
They use a greater bandwidth which gives higher download speeds.
Current 4G devices will not be able to use the new networks, which will require new 5G enabled wireless devices.
Ipswich suburbs with 5G