Speed thrills with Telstra’s first 5G phone

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Caitlyn RintoulThe West Australian
Video5G is now available in all capital cities, boasting download speeds 20x faster than 4G.

The inaugural Telstra 5G smartphone will be launched nationwide today, with several areas across Perth expected to benefit from the rollout.

Jandakot, Thornlie and Osborne Park are just a handful of suburbs tipped to get better mobile speeds and network connectivity through the network.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be available through Telstra before any other Australian mobile operator today.

Telstra’s 5G combines its network with Australia’s fastest average 4G speeds in 4GX coverage areas.

So far, the rollout of the 5G network does not reach regional and remote WA, with no time frame on when the coverage will be extended.

Telstra regional general manager Boyd Brown said the plan was to hit the high-density areas first and progress outward.

Telstra consumer executive Kevin Teoh said the first 5G-enabled smartphone was a major step towards bringing the revolutionary mobile technology to life.

“This is a game-changing moment for our customers,” he said. “5G promises our customers even better connectivity. Its ultra-fast speeds, ultra-low latency and greater bandwidth will transform the way we live and work by enabling all sorts of future applications and technologies.

Samsung mobile division vice- president Garry McGregor said the announcement was historic.

Perth suburbs included in the first rollout phase

  • Bassendean
  • Beeliar
  • Booragoon
  • Bull Creek
  • Canning Vale
  • City Beach
  • Cockburn
  • Coolbellup
  • Henderson
  • Inglewood
  • Jandakot
  • Maddington
  • Osborne Park
  • Perth CBD
  • Subiaco
  • Thornlie
  • Welshpool
  • Willetton

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