Telstra has embarked on the second stage of its 4G network rollout in Newcastle, New South Wales.
The telco launched the super-fast mobile 4G LTE network in selected areas around Australia last year. It now covers more than 100 regional and metropolitan town centres, including the CBDs of all capital cities, across Australia.
In the second phase of the rollout, the network will cover more suburbs of Newcastle which includes Broadmeadow, Callaghan, Georgetown, Jesmond, Kotara East, Lambton, Mayfield, Mayfield West, Waratah, and Waratah West.
This will double the current 4G network coverage available in Newcastle, according to Telstra.
Work is scheduled to begin shortly with the network expansion to be completed later this year.
“Since launching 4G in Newcastle last September, Telstra has quickly expanded its 4G product range to include advanced smartphones, a 4G tablet and three mobile broadband devices including a 4G mobile Wi-Fi which allows customers to share a 4G network connection with up to five devices simultaneously,” Telstra area general manager, Chris Cusack, said in a statement. “Soon customers will be able to enjoy 4G speeds on these devices in more places around Newcastle.”