Telstra, working with Netgear, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, has activated the world’s first 600-Mbps device operating on its fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution network in Australia.
Support for the world’s first Category 11 device, mobile hotspot, comes one month after the launch of the first Cat 9 (450 Mbps) devices on the Telstra Mobile Network.
The Telstra WiFi 4GX Advanced III Mobile Broadband Hotspot is the latest device working on Telstra’s network, which uses three-band Carrier Aggregation technology. This technology means customers will have access to significantly faster peak download speeds and added capacity in the network.
The new Telstra Wi-Fi 4GX Advanced III mobile hotspot supports up to 15 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously. Customers in a 4GX enabled area can securely share blazing-fast WiFi with friends, family and co-workers while on the go. The hotspot automatically switches between 4GX, 4G and 3G coverage in areas where 4GX is not yet available. With its powerful battery, customers can connect for up to 11 hours of continuous use or 260 hours on standby.
The early Cat 11 enabled footprint is concentrated in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, and in selected popular holiday locations.