Telstra reaches milestone for number of connected 5G devices

10 Jan 2020

Australia’s Telstra has provided an update on its 5G rollout, ZDNet reports, with the mobile network operator (MNO) revealing at the at CES 2020 trade show that it now has a total of 100,000 5G devices connected to its network. Meanwhile, the MNO was also said to have confirmed that it currently has 800 5G-capable sites, while noting that it is still aiming to extend 5G connectivity to a total of 35 cities by mid-2020.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Telstra began activating 5G sites in August 2018 but commercial services were not available at the time due to the lack of compatible devices for end-users. Indeed, it was not until May 2019 that the operator announced it had begun selling its first 5G-capable devices for consumers.

Australia, Telstra (incl. Belong)