Telstra, Ericsson to launch 200km cell range service

(Telecomworldwide via NewsEdge) Australia's Telstra and Ericsson said they are set to launch the world's first 200km cell range in a commercial mobile broadband network and maximum network downlink speeds of 14.4Mbps.

These initiatives will further boost network capacity and ensure consistent services as Telstra's customer numbers grow, Ericsson said.

The Ericsson solution enables coverage up to 200km from a base station, a significant increase from the 50km range typically supported today.

The software upgrade means the next generation network data capacity has now been tripled.

Telstra's Next G network coverage provides mobile broadband access to 98.8% of Australians, covering 1.9 million square kilometres.

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