Australian mobile operator Telstra has announced the switch-on of its 5G network in Dubbo, a city in New South Wales (NSW). Confirming the development in a blog post, Telstra CEO Andrew Penn noted that the expansion of coverage to this new location meant that the company is now offering 5G connectivity in a total of 26 towns and cities across the country. Looking ahead, the cellco aims to ‘bring 5G to selected areas of 35 major and regional cities across Australia’ in the next six months. Telstra’s 5G rollout is being undertaken as part of plans to invest AUD3.8 billion (USD2.6 billion) in its mobile infrastructure over the three years to June 2020.
The full list of locations now covered by Telstra’s 5G network is as follows: Hobart and Launceston (Tasmania); Albury Wodonga, Canberra, Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Sydney and Wagga Wagga (NSW and Australian Capital Territory); Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Townsville (Queensland); Adelaide (South Australia); Perth (Western Australia); and Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne and Warrnambool (Victoria).