Tel­stra launches 4GX net­work in Tatura

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

Tatura res­i­dents now have ac­cess to one of the world’s fastest mo­bile net­works.

On De­cem­ber 22, Tel­stra switched on 4GX in parts of Tatura, one of just 50 ar­eas across the coun­try to get the ser­vice be­fore a wider roll­out in early 2015.

4GX is Tel­stra’s new 4G ser­vice that brings ex­treme speeds and ex­tra 4G cov­er­age to com­mu­ni­ties across the na­tion.

The world-lead­ing tech­nol­ogy switched on in Tatura pushes typ­i­cal mo­bile down­load speeds up to two to 100 Mbps for cus­tomers with com­pat­i­ble de­vices — some of the fastest com­mer­cial mo­bile speeds in the world.

The in­tro­duc­tion of 4GX ser­vices will also mean in­creased ca­pac­ity for the Tatura mo­bile net­work, giv­ing peo­ple im­proved and more con­sis­tent data speeds.

Tel­stra Coun­try Wide North­ern Vic­to­ria area gen­eral man­ager Steve Tin­ker said the in­tro­duc­tion of 4GX was de­signed to en­sure Tatura cus­tomers con­tin­ued to en­joy great cov­er­age, net­work re­li­a­bil­ity and con­sis­tently fast speeds as more peo­ple and de­vices come onto Tel­stra’s net­work.

‘‘Our cus­tomers in Tatura are re­ly­ing on mo­bile con­nec­tiv­ity more than ever. The ex­plo­sion in ap­pli­ca­tions, shift to­wards mo­bile video con­sump­tion and use of mo­bile in com­merce means de­mand for con­nec­tiv­ity con­tin­ues to grow strongly,’’ he said.

‘‘We’re stay­ing ahead of this de­mand by in­tro­duc­ing 4GX to boost net­work ca­pac­ity. This will al­low us to con­tinue to of­fer our cus­tomers Aus­tralia’s most re­li­able mo­bile ser­vice that’s faster in more places.’’

Mr Tin­ker said as the first car­rier to bring 4G mo­bile ser­vices to vast ar­eas of re­gional Aus­tralia, Tel­stra knows how im­por­tant high­speed mo­bile can be to sup- port­ing lo­cal busi­nesses, in­creas­ing tourism and mak­ing re­gional cen­tres great places to live.

‘‘Given this, we’re mak­ing the roll out of 4GX to our re­gional cus­tomers a high pri­or­ity and we’re re­ally pleased that we have been able to se­lect Tatura as one of our early 4GX launch lo­ca­tions,’’ he said.

‘‘4GX sets a new bench­mark in mo­bile in­ter­net speeds in Aus­tralia, al­low­ing peo­ple with com­pat­i­ble de­vices in 4GX ar­eas to down­load, share and con­nect faster than ever.

‘‘Cus­tomers us­ing de­vices such as the Sam­sung Galaxy Note 4 and Tel­stra Wi-Fi 4G Ad­vanced II in 4GX ar­eas are set to en­joy typ­i­cal down­load speeds of two Mbps to 100 Mbps, which means top speeds twice as fast as those typ­i­cally avail­able on Tel­stra’s ex­ist­ing 4G ser­vice.

‘‘4GX is based on Tel­stra’s new 700 MHz spec­trum and de­liv­ers higher typ­i­cal mo­bile speeds on com­pat­i­ble de­vices, al­low­ing more Aus­tralians to ex­pe­ri­ence ul­tra­fast mo­bile in­ter­net.

‘‘It also uses so­phis­ti­cated LTE ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy to bring to­gether Tel­stra’s 1800 MHz and 700 MHz 4G spec­trum bands to su­per­charge mo­bile web speeds even fur­ther on com­pat­i­ble de­vices.’’

Mr Tin­ker said cus­tomers can en­sure they are equipped with a 4GX de­vice by look­ing for the 4GX tag on­line and in store.

‘‘Almost all of this sum­mer’s most sought-after smart phones, tablets and mo­bile broad­band de­vices in­clud­ing Sam­sung Galaxy 5, Sam­sung Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 are 4GX ready,’’ he said.

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