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Telstra ramps up 4G network

Telstra ramps up 4G network

Adds 900MHz spectrum and is trialing LTE-Advanced

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Telco giant, Telstra has revealed plans to broaden the scope of its 4G network adding a second wireless frequency of 900MHz spectrum to cater for increasing use of mobile devices in regional areas.

The lower frequency of the 900MHz spectrum band improves signal range and depth.

It is also trialling the next generation of wireless 4G technology, also known as LTE-Advanced, and plans to introduce it later in the year in areas with heavy traffic demand over a greater distance.

LTE-Advanced uses the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands together, allowing more data to be carried faster.

Telstra COO, Brendon Riley, stated it was looking for new ways to plan for the ongoing surge in mobile data traffic on its networks.

He cited figures that more than half of all Australians now own a smartphone, up from 32 per cent in 2010.

“In fact, the average Australian now spends a record 12 hours per week accessing the internet on a smartphone or tablet device,” he said.

The telco is also trialling small cell networks, known as heterogeneous networks (HetNets), to expand network capacity in busy locations with a dense population such as city centres and sporting stadiums.

Telstra is working with its long-term partner, Ericsson, which is the sole supplier for the rollout of its LTE network.

The strategy is part of its $1.2 billion wireless network investment for 2012-13 that includes trialling and introducing advanced technology across the country.

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