Extending 5G on the peninsula


TELSTRA has switched on 5G sites at Somerville and Cape Schanck.

“We’re pushing ahead with the roll out of Telstra 5G and we’re reaching more and more people with the next generation of mobile technology,” regional general manager Loretta Willaton said.

“Every week we’re expanding Telstra 5G to more areas so, as more 5G devices go on sale, customers can have the latest devices on Australia’s best network.”

More than 1500 Telstra 5G sites are on-air across “selected areas” of 53 Australian cities and towns, Ms Willaton said. “More than 1000 suburbs nationally are more than half covered by Telstra 5G and more than 10 million people live, work or pass through Telstra’s 5G footprint every day.”

Ms Willaton said Telstra was continuing to invest in 5G. “In the five years to the end of June, [it] invested $7.5 billion in our mobile network nationally with much of this on 5G,” she said.

“Not only that, earlier this year we brought forward $500 million of capital expenditure from the second half of FY21 into calendar year 2020 to help us accelerate the 5G roll-out at a time when Australia needs access to the digital economy more than ever.”

Coverage maps are at telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/our-coverage

Areas in Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne bayside with 5G are:

Arthurs Seat, Blairgowrie, Cape Schanck, Capel Sound, Carrum Downs, Crib Point, Dromana, Fingal, Frankston, Hastings, HMAS Cerberus, McCrae, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha*, Pearcedale, Portsea, Rosebud*, Rye, Safety Beach, Seaford, Seaford, Somerville**, Sorrento and Tootgarook.

(*One third of sites are switched on at Mount Martha and Rosebud; **the western part of Somerville is soon to be switched on.)

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 29 September 2020


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