Telstra announced it has switched on its first 5G sites across selected areas of the Gold Coast.
Telstra plans to roll out more than 200 5G-capable sites around the country by the end of 2018. Telstra said the 5G-capable sites on the Gold Coast, will enable them to test 5G pre-commercial devices in real world conditions and use unique innovations like our Connected Car to test its 5G footprint.
In February. the Operator launched its 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast which has since been home to several world and Australian firsts including the world’s first precinct of 5G-enabled WiFi hotspots, Australia’s first 5G Connected Car, and the world’s first end-to-end 5G non-standalone data call on a commercial mobile network.
Telstra said its rollout of 5G is underpinned by around $5 billion in mobile network investment over the three years to 30 June 2019.