Telstra launches its first 5G-enabled sites in Tasmania
Embargoed until 8am 22 November 2018 – Telstra has switched on two 5G-enabled base stations
in Launceston, bringing 5G technology to Tasmania for the first time.
Speaking at the TasICT Industry Breakfast in Hobart, Telstra’s Network Engineering Executive, Mr
Channa Seneviratne, said the sites, at Invermay and Norwood, marked an important milestone in Telstra’s
5G network strategy.
“This is an exciting first step for our 5G rollout in Tasmania with Launceston now among the first cities in
Australia to have sites upgraded with 5G technology,” Mr Seneviratne said. “This investment is part of our planning to bring 5G services to as many of our customers as possible once 5G compatible devices are commercially available next year. “Telstra is leading the Australian market on 5G with a series of world and Australian firsts in 5G testing and network development and over the coming months we will continue expanding our 5G roadmap with plans to roll out to more capital cities, regional centres and other high demand areas across Australia.” SNIP