Telstra launches 4GX network in Tatura
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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