World First From Telstra - Mobile Broadband that tops 20Mbps

World First: Australian Telco Giant, Telstra, unveils 20Mbps wireless broadband to business customers in major CBD’s, selected metropolitan hubs and more than 100 regional centres.

Typical download speeds reported from Telstra range from 1.1Mbps to 20Mbps in selected areas with the Telstra Ultimate USB Modem which is up to twice as fast as Telstra’s current fastest Next G Modem. Two thousand devices have launched today for Telstra business customers, with the mainstream public service launching later this year.

“Australians are telling us they can’t afford to be tied to the desk all day and these new speeds mean they can now access mobile broadband at speeds typically reserved for the office,” Telstra Business Group Managing Director, Deena Shiff said.

“We have been deploying the high-speed capability in the network since December 2009 and now, with the launch of the new Ultimate USB Modem, these new speeds are available to customers across all capital city CBDs and associated airports, selected metropolitan areas and in more than 100 regional locations.*

“These high-speed zones cover approximately 50 per cent of the Australian population and match the areas of highest customer demand and will make the frustration of waiting around for files to download a thing of the past.”

“In other metropolitan and regional areas, the Telstra Ultimate USB Modem offers typical download speeds ranging from 550kbps up to 8Mbps, which is still significantly faster than Telstra’s mobile broadband competitors.”

The Telstra Ultimate™ USB can be purchased in conjunction with a range of mobile broadband plans including for $0 upfront with a $69 plan over 24 months (minimum total cost $1,656) or outright for $299. It is available from 25 August through Telstra Business and Telstra Enterprise & Government account managers.

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