Telstra is planning to expand 4G coverage to 200 new regional towns before Christmas, a move it says will give it 85 per cent population coverage for Australia. Check out 45 of the new towns receiving access on our interactive map.
Making that expansion, announced at a media briefing today, will require Telstra to add another 1500 4G base stations. It already operates 2000. Future expansion will be with 4G rather than 3G equipment, although Telstra has no plans to switch the 3G network off.
Telstra says it won’t announce all 200 of the towns until regulatory approvals have been received. We’ve mapped the 45 that were announced on the searchable map below. (4G coverage already exists in all capital cities and in 100 regional towns; those aren’t included on the map below.)