Australian fixed line and mobile operator Telstra has revealed plans to focus its efforts on the promotion of its CDMA service, to boost subscriber growth on the network by around 30% in 2005. Telstra’s CDMA subscriber base grew by 32% last year to 1.15 million. It says that the technology is becoming more popular thanks to a larger and more attractive range of handsets available from the likes of Nokia and Motorola. CDMA is mainly concentrated in rural and regional areas of Australia, where 80% to 85% of the network is unused. The company plans to expand the reach to metropolitan areas and hopes that around half of all CDMA users will be in cities by the end of 2006.