Telstra records 1Gbps using new Samsung handset on commercial network

22 Mar 2018

Telstra has claimed an Australian first, recording downlink speeds in excess of 1Gbps using Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphones on a commercial network. In a press release, Kevin Teoh, Telstra’s Head of Mobiles, noted: ‘While customers using these phones on Telstra’s 4GX service will typically see download speeds in the range of 5-300Mbps – tests like these show that, from time to time, Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners may see significantly higher speeds in Telstra’s gigabit-enabled coverage areas.’

Telstra’s gigabit-enabled coverage is available in the central business districts (CBDs) of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, plus a number of sites in other ‘selected high traffic locations’. Gigabit LTE deployment is also reported to be underway in the Perth CBD.

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