Telstra Ramps Up Wi-Fi Rollout
The expansion of the trial will see Telstra build on the 1,100 hotspots already in place, with the telco having begun rollout of the network last year.
An extra 60 locations are set to be brought online, from locations as widespread as the Whitsundays through to Mount Gambier, which will join more than 250 suburbs and towns already connected, Telstra retail group executive Gordon Ballantyne said.
“Australians are proving to be fast adopters of Wi-Fi, with more than one million unique devices connecting to the 1,100 hotspots we have switched on since November,” Ballantyne stated.
Telstra will also bring Wi-Fi to its 80 retail stores later this year, and is asking the public for feedback on preferred hotspot locations around the country.
Feedback for preferred locations can be provided here.
“Consumers are telling us they love the speed and reliability of the service, which is typically strong enough to let them stream video, update apps and speedily share photos on social media, which has led to more than 270 TB of data downloaded since November – we know Aussies are loving using the free trial, so we want to make sure we are putting the new hotspots in locations they want them,” Ballantyne commented.
“When the full network launches, customers who sign up to become a member of the network will have access to more 3,500 Telstra-built Wi-Fi hotspots, the residential hotspots created by other members and more than 14 million hotspots worldwide.”