IoT network coverage map

Australia's largest IoT Network

IoT with Telstra provides you with a range of network technologies to connect a variety of use cases within your business.

Telstra’s IoT Network

Cellular Low Power Wide Area Networks are designed to enable devices to operate with low power and low cost while offering extended coverage underpinned by the Australia's largest IoT Network.

The main advantages of the 4G(LTE) & 5G(NR) technologies are a greater speed, lower latency and therefore a higher capacity supported by Australia's largest Mobile Network.

The image shown is an ioT use case diagram displaying iot use cases grouped under a typical network coverage layer.

There are many ioT use cases that are best supported by different networks layers.

  • 4G and 5G networks are best to support use cases that require large amounts of data, mobility, low latency, and in some cases voice connectivity. 5G networks are ideal for video streaming and connected car use cases where as 4G networks are suitable for vehicle telematics and Point-of-sale payment terminals.
  • Cellular Low power wide area networks are ideal for low cost and low power use cases enabling greater coverage compared to 4G and 5G networks. There are 2 main ioT network layers within Cellular low power wide area networks, first being LTE-M network layer typically used for electricity meters or security monitoring. The second being, NB-IoT network layer commonly used for water meters or smoke detectors.
  • Satellite is a complementary technology suitable for remote areas helping to monitor transportation, mining or agricultural activities.

IoT network coverage map

For the best IoT experience, our team can guide you on network and device selection and certification

~3million sq km

LTE-M Coverage

~4million sq km

NB-IoT coverage

Millions of devices

Build for scale

IoT is now accessible at scale with LTE-M and NB-IoT

Better coverage

Extended coverage and depth (in-building and sub-surface areas) to reach challenging locations.

Reduced cost

Reduced upfront device costs combined with new data plans for lower ongoing costs.

Extended battery life

Low power operation means device battery life is measured in years rather than hours and days.

Massive scale

Built to support millions of connected devices.

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Things you need to know

  • Device coverage depends on where you are, the device you are using and whether it has an external antenna attached.
  • You should be aware that the Telstra coverage maps displayed have been created using tools that predict the likely areas of outdoor coverage. We have not individually tested every particular location within the identified coverage areas for coverage, nor any indoor locations or sub-surface areas. This means that while the footprint of coverage outlined on the maps is generally accurate, there will be specific areas described as being within a coverage area where your device will not work. This is a common characteristic of wireless systems. For example, actual coverage could be degraded or not existent in specific locations due to certain physical structures or geographic features or as a result of the device used. Physical structures which may block or inhibit coverage could include basements, lifts, underground car parks, concrete buildings, tunnels and road cuttings. The specific nature of building materials used in an office or dwelling also impacts on the coverage within, with some materials such as steel framing and metallic window films having a significant impact on coverage within a building. Geographic features which may block or inhibit coverage could include formations such as hills and mountains or even trees.
  • The offshore coverage shown is only indicative of where a device may operate. Factors beyond Telstra's control such as the weather, tides, sea conditions and your antenna installation (type and height of antenna above sea level) can significantly influence the actual user experience of coverage, data speed and performance. Public mobile networks must not be relied upon as a primary method of emergency communication at sea.
  • Data speeds experienced on Telstra's mobile networks may be affected by network availability, the type and configuration of customer equipment, or  device used, the performance of external networks (for example the Internet), the signal strength available to the device, and other factors such as the type of application.