Telstra bolsters wireless uplink speeds

Telstra bolsters wireless uplink speeds

Telco pushes upload capacity to complement last year's HSPA+ deployment

Telstra has bumped up its Next G network upload speed.

Boasting a peak uplink speed of up to 5.8Mbps, the incumbent telco conceded that typical speeds will hover between 300kbps to 3Mbps in metropolitan areas when using a compatible modem. Other locations will receive speeds between 300kbps and 1Mbps.

Telstra networks managing director, Michael Rocca, said the improvement complements the company’s HSPA+ deployment last year. He also attributed the upgrade to the company’s partnership with Ericsson, Qualcomm and Sierra Wireless.

Business customers can upgrade their existing Telstra Turbo 21 USB modem to take on the increased uplink capability. This can be done through a software update that can be downloaded at

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