Telstra Reaches 5G Milestone

Telstra has provided an update on its 5G rollout, revealing at the at CES 2020 trade show that it now has a total of 100,000 5G devices connected to its network. Meanwhile, the MNO also reportedly confirmed that it currently has 800 5G-capable sites, while noting that it is still aiming to extend 5G connectivity to a total of 35 cities by mid-2020.

As previously reported by TeleGeography, Telstra began activating 5G sites in August 2018 but commercial services were not available at the time due to the lack of compatible devices for end-users. It was not until May 2019 that the operator announced it had begun selling its first 5G-capable devices for consumers.