A report by mobile phone company telstra, calling the number one smartphone in the world, is now showing the number of users in its mobile broadband network has reached a record high.
The Telstra 5G Network Danger rating is the highest for a mobile broadband provider in Telstra’s history, topping the previous record set in 2013.
“We have been tracking the number and number of people who have signed up for 5G mobile broadband since we started this project in December,” telstra said in a statement.
“The number of subscribers in our 5G network is now at an all-time high.”
Telstra has already completed a major upgrade to its network, which includes the installation of its first 5G infrastructure to meet the demand for the new technology.
More than one million Australians signed up to a trial period on Monday.
“As we have said from the start, the vast majority of Australians are now on 5G.
It is our number one priority to ensure the best possible service for Australians,” Telstra chief technology officer Tom Muey said.”
However, some Australians may experience issues.
We are working hard to get this right for everyone.”
The report from telstra found that 6.9 per cent of all Australians were on the 5T network.
“What is surprising is that over half of those Australians have switched to a higher-speed NBN plan, and more than three-quarters of those have switched from the existing NBN to 5G,” telco analyst Nick Coghlan said.
The report said 4.5 per cent were on a 2G network.
The 5G system uses wireless technology to connect a device to a mobile network and to send data between devices, such as tablets, laptops and smartphones.
It’s believed the technology could revolutionise mobile internet access, allowing Australians to enjoy a faster connection to the internet.
“Australia has the fastest average download speeds in the developed world, and the highest average peak speeds in Asia and Africa,” Telstar chief executive officer John Collins said.
He said the rollout of 5G would be an “extraordinary feat” for telstra.
“With Telstra, 5G is an incredible opportunity for us to deliver the fastest internet experience in the country,” Collins said in the statement.
Telstra’s 5G rollout has been in full swing since December, with the company rolling out fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technology to help connect Australians with faster internet speeds.
It says more than 60 per cent and more people are signing up for the NBN, and it says the number will continue to grow.