data here, there and everywhere
Telstra has announced plans for Australia to host one of the world’s largest Wi-Fi networks, which will allow you to use your home data plans while out and about and overseas, too.
The network is scheduled to launch early next year, with Telstra spending upwards of $100 million on infrastructure. This includes at least 8,000 Wi-Fi hotspots around the country, bringing connectivity to community areas like shopping strips and train stations. Telstra also plans to bring hotspots to neglected rural areas.
The program also relies on the new Telstra Gateway Max modem ($210), which creates a hotspot around your home allowing members of the public to access the internet without slowing your home broadband.
The program will also help to keep roaming charges under control, with customers receiving access to 12 million international hotspots via a deal Telstra has struck with global Wi-Fi provider Fon (the company behind the Gramafon on p13). telstra.com.au, out 2015