Media Release, 26 August 2020

Telstra passes major new milestone as 5G rollout continues in Tasmania

Wednesday 26 August 2020: Telstra has reached an important new milestone with the 30th Tasmanian 5G site on-air and around 49 suburbs across the state now with more than 50 per cent geographic coverage from Telstra 5G.

There are 39 suburbs in Hobart and 10 suburbs in Launceston in that now enjoy more than 50% coverage from Telstra 5G.

Telstra Regional General Manager Michael Patterson said the rollout would continue into more Hobart and Launceston suburbs in the coming months.

“We’ve reached a milestone with our 30th Telstra 5G site on-air in Tasmania and we’re reaching more and more people with the next generation of mobile technology,” Mr Patterson said.

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

There are now more than 1,500 Telstra 5G sites on-air across selected areas of 53 Australian cities and towns. 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.

The further roll out of 5G couldn’t be more vital as new figures reveal Hobart CBD topped the list as the highest suburb for data consumption in Telstra’s 5G coverage footprint in Tasmania, followed by Launceston, Glenorchy, Claremont and Moonah.

“While it’s more important than ever for Australians to be connected, it’ll be even more critical in the future as we roll out our 5G network which is bringing faster speeds, greater capacity and a wealth of new uses, to our customers,” Mr Patterson.

“We’ve made a commitment to roll out the new Telstra 5G network to more areas across metro, regional and rural Australia – and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” Mr Patterson said.

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  • Maps of Telstra’s 5G coverage maps are available at www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/our-coverage.
  • In non-5G areas, customers will switch to the available 3G/4G/X network.
  • The suburbs included below are those that have at least 50 per cent of their geographic area covered by Telstra 5G – and in some areas the network may cover the entirety of the suburb. Many other suburbs already have some 5G coverage but aren’t listed here unless more than half covered.

 

Hobart suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Battery Point

Bellerive

Berriedale

Chigwell

Claremont

Clarendon Vale

Derwent Park

Dowsing Point

Dynnyrne

Geilston Bay

Glebe

Glenorchy

Goodwood

Hobart

Howrah

Lindisfarne

Lutana

Montagu Bay

Moonah

Mornington

Mount Stuart

New Town

North Hobart

Oakdowns

Otago

Queens Domain

Risdon

Risdon Vale

Rokeby

Rose Bay

Rosetta

Rosny

Rosny Park

Sandy Bay

South Hobart

Tolmans Hill

Tranmere

Warrane

West Hobart

 

Launceston suburbs with 50 per cent or more 5G coverage:

Invermay

Kings Meadows

Launceston

Newnham

Newstead

Prospect

Punchbowl

South Launceston

Summerhill

West Launceston

 

Telstra media contact: 

Matt Smithson - Media Manager (VIC/TAS)
E: media@team.telstra.com
Media ref number: 097/2020