Telstra says 4G for 85 per cent of Australians by Christmas

Telstra says 4G for 85 per cent of Australians by Christmas

Telstra has promised to bring its high-speed 4G mobile broadband network to 85 per cent of Australians by Christmas 2013.

Telstra chief operations officer Brendon Riley said the telco had hit its previously announced target of reaching 66 per cent of Australians with 4G by June 30.

Last August Telstra announced it would spend $1.2 billion in building its network. While the company would not say whether this amount would change, Mr Riley described the move as a “reprofiling” rather than increase in spend.

Around 200 regional towns will be connected by the end of 2013 on top of the 100 regional locations Telstra currently claims to be servicing.

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