Telstra unveils LTE-Advanced Wi-Fi modem

Telstra has announced a new Wi-Fi 4G Advanced modem

Telstra has announced a new Wi-Fi 4G Advanced modem, claiming it is one of the first devices globally to support an LTE-Advanced network.

The Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced will be available in Australia next week. It includes a 2.4in colour touch screen.

The modem will support Telstra's LTE-Advanced network, which uses both 900MHz and 1800MHz 4G spectrum bands in Australia.

The network effectively 'glues' the two bands of spectrum together in a process called carrier aggregation.

The LTE-A network is currently being trialled in Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Telstra expects to begin rolling it out in 2014.

Telstra's Director of Devices, Andrew Volard, said the Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced is the company's most sophisticated mobile broadband product.

"The Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced is notable for being one of the world's first LTE Advanced-compatible products and it will operate in this mode in some locations where we have a lower 4G band in place for coverage or capacity," he said in a media statement.

"Experience with these initial LTE-A areas on our network will help us refine this technology ahead of its widespread deployment in the coming years."

The Wi-Fi 4G Advanced modem can connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices at a time and promises a battery life of up to ten hours.

It will be available in Australia from Tuesday, 12 October on a range of 24 month consumer and business plans.

The modem is priced at $6 per month on a $50 Telstra Mobile Broadband plan over 24 months, with 8GB of data included per month.

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