Thursday, February 19, 2009

Telstra's 21 Mbps HSPA+ Service Launches this Week

Telstra is launching its "Turbo 21" mobile broadband service this week. Peak network speeds will increase to 42Mbps later this year.

At launch, the 21Mbps rated modems will be available to some business customers, with a consumer offering available in April. Customers with these devices will see typical download speeds ranging up to 8Mbps.

Speaking at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, said for the first time a mobile network would bring a true real-time broadband experience to customers, providing significant benefits in health care, education and business productivity, in addition to an enhanced consumer entertainment experience.

"In just over two years, we have taken our world leading network from peak network speeds of 3.6Mbps to 21Mbps and today we are launching the world's first commercial 21Mbps peak-rated modem - more than three times faster than devices currently in market," said Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo.