Back in February, Telstra had 1.3 million users of Next G wireless broadband. In its latest results announcement, that number has grown to 1.6 million — meaning 50,000 customers are signing up every month.
As we never tire of pointing out, Next G offers the best wireless broadband coverage in the country, but that also comes at a high price, whether you choose prepaid or contract options. It's certainly paying off for Telstra; while mobile data usage grew by 21.7% in the last six months, revenues from mobile data were up 34%. Hopefully recent steps such as the drop in prices for prepaid USB dongles will be reflected in further price cuts eventually.