Telstra increases NextG peak upload speeds to 5.8Mbps

23 Jun 2009

Australian incumbent Telstra has upgraded its 3.5G NextG mobile network, increasing peak uplink speeds to 5.8Mbps. Actual speeds for customers are expected to be between 300kbps and 3Mbps in all capital cities and metropolitan areas, as well as a few regional locations. Typical upload speeds in other areas meanwhile will be between 300kbps and 1Mbps. Business customers using Telstra’s current Turbo 21 mobile broadband USB modem will be offered the opportunity to upgrade the device in order to take advantage of the enhanced speeds. Upgrades for other selected Telstra and BigPond devices are expected to be available in the near future. Commenting on the upgrades, Michael Rocca, Group Managing Director at Telstra Networks & Services, said: ‘These increased uplink speeds complete our initial HSPA+ equation, giving our customers download and upload speeds that are at the cutting edge of commercial mobile technology. Our customers are already used to very fast mobile broadband download speeds and now they will be able to send emails and upload files and photos up to three times faster than today.’

Australia, Telstra Mobile