Telstra Rolls Out 5G To Ascot, Other Brisbane Suburbs

Thirty Brisbane suburbs join three others in Logan in the list of areas covered by Telstra’s latest batch of sites for its much-awaited and long-discussed 5G rollout.

In Southeast Queensland, the rollout covers high-value areas such as Brisbane CBD, Ascot, and Brisbane airport; inner city suburbs such as Fortitude Valley, Spring Hill, Milton, and South Brisbane; and even southside suburbs such as Sunnybank, Eight Mile Plains, Carina, and Murrarie.

This development comes in as welcome news, following previous safety concerns about 5G technology. In a report prepared by the House Standing Committee on Communication and the Arts, federal Parliament has given Telstra’s 5G network clearance to proceed, citing the “safe and transformative” nature of its 5G mobile infrastructure.

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The latest rollout of sites comes at an opportune time, when schoolchildren more home computer and device usages are expected, as households and tackle homeschooling or online curricula, with many families upgrading to the latest 5G devices.

At present, the rollout for 33 suburbs on the list are halfway done, and steps are being taken to complete the rollout in the soonest possible schedule.

Telstra chief May Boisen assures subscribers that the upgrade will deliver greater network capacity, lower latency, and faster download speeds.

While 5G service advertises that its 100Mbps minimum download speed is equivalent to what is considered to be today’s fastest NBN speed, the network is actually capable of a blazingly fast 20Gbps.

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However, the actual download speed that 5G network users will experience depends upon the network configuration, the device being used, and the number of devices in use on the network.

Telstra is also quick to point out that the network upgrade will also benefit present 4G users, as increasing the 5G capacity for other users means greater capacity for 4G users as well.

In greater Brisbane, 33 suburbs are already halfway to being fully covered by the technology and some have full coverage.

Here are the areas covered by the present rollout.

AuchenflowerMt Warren Park
Brisbane AirportPinkenba
Brisbane CBDSeventeen Mile Rocks
Cannon HillSouth Brisbane
CarinaSpring Hill
Chermside WestSunnybank
Eagle FarmTennyson
Edens LandingTingalpa
Eight Mile PlainsVirginia
Fortitude ValleyWoolloongabba
Heritage ParkWynnum West
Kangaroo PointYeerongpilly