Telstra launches Commercial Gigabit LTE Network in Sydney

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Australia —
Telstra has partnered with Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and NETGEAR to launch the world’s first commercial Gigabit LTE network and device at the “Gigabit LTE Experience” event in Sydney, Australia.

Telstra confirmed that the service has been launched in select state capital city CBDs. It will launch in more cities soon.

Mike Wright, group managing director, networks, Telstra said, “Gigabit LTE is also an important step on our journey to 5G and demonstrates Telstra’s commitment to delivering Australians a world class network now and into the future. We are well placed to evolve our 4G network and are putting the building blocks in place for Australia to be ready for 5G – this will deliver more bandwidth and lower latencies which are critical for emerging applications such as downloading 4K video, IoT, autonomous vehicles, augmented reality and shared virtual reality.”