Telstra Unveils Faster WiFi Router; to Launch Hybrid Fixed-Mobile Model Early Next Year

Telstra Unveils Faster WiFi Router; to Launch Hybrid Fixed-Mobile Model Early Next Year Image Credit: Telstra

Telstra announced that it will introduce Telstra Gateway Max 2, a new home router model which will provide faster streaming speeds and a stronger Wi-Fi signal in more areas of the home than any of its previous gateways. 

Telstra also confirmed it would be the first Australian telco to launch an all-in-one hybrid modem early next year, bringing together Telstra’s fixed and mobile networks for a more continuous connection at home.

The new gateway is designed to support a new wave of in-home devices and applications including smart home technology and can connect up to 35 devices simultaneously with Wi-Fi dual band capability (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz).

The Gateway Max 2 by Technicolor will be available for $264 outright, $96 as an upgrade for new home broadband customers or $11 per month on a 24 month contract.

According to a new research by Telstra,  Australians' love affair with on-demand entertainment has reached new heights, with the home at the heart of the streaming revolution. 

The research findings show people are regularly taking their TV viewing outside the living room, streaming from the bedroom (60 percent), the kitchen (20 percent), the garden (17 percent) and even the bathroom (12 percent). And more than half of streamers say they now access more on-demand content than broadcast TV.

The Operator also unveiled new home internet bundles that include bonus three month subscriptions to the nation’s leading streaming video services, Netflix, Stan and Presto. Customers signing up to a home internet bundle will also access to free Wi-Fi data at more than 500,000 Telstra Air hotspots around the country, and more than 20 million hotspots globally, until 27 March 2017. 

Stuart Bird, Telstra Executive Director Fixed Products and Services
With video now making up almost two-thirds of the data carried over Telstra’s fixed network, Telstra was focussed on providing customers the best in-home streaming experience. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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