Telstra to remove restriction on wholesale 3G speeds

9 Apr 2014

Australia’s largest cellco by subscribers Telstra has announced that it will remove the data speed cap which currently applies to its wholesale 3G product, ZDNet Australia reports. Stuart Lee, Telstra’s group executive for wholesale, was cited as confirming the development, while also noting that there are now twelve mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) offering services over its 3G network. With speeds for the wholesale service initially restricted to a maximum of 7.2Mbps downlink, the executive noted: ‘We will remove the cap on our 3G download speed … and we’ll also increase our 3G network coverage from 98% to 98.5% of the Australian population … We expect these changes to be fully implemented in three to four months’ time.’ It is understood that downstream speeds of 42Mbps will be made available to Telstra’s wholesale customers.

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