The Telstra Network

Australia’s largest and most reliable network

The Telstra mobile network is Australia’s largest and most reliable national mobile network covering over 99% of the population and more than 2.2 Million square kilometres, which is more than double any other network, and more than the combined footprint of all other Australian 3G networks.

With Telstra you’ll enjoy better coverage and reception in more places, such as inside buildings.

Telstra 4G – The Network without Equal

Double the 4G coverage of other networks If you’re in the market for a 4G device, there’s only one network to choose. With Telstra you’ll enjoy more than double the 4G coverage of any other network. Telstra 4G is available in more than 100 metropolitan and regional centres, including all capital cities. It currently covers more than 40% of the population and is expanding fast with more than 1,000 4G enabled sites planned to be added to the network over the next 12 months. Telstra 4G goes faster in more places Telstra 4G goes faster in more places. You will be able to enjoy 4G download speeds of 2Mbps – 40Mbps across an area that is more than double that of any other network in Australia. What’s more, your Telstra 4G device will seamlessly operate across Telstra’s entire coverage footprint so if you happen to go outside a 4G coverage area, you’ll automatically switch to our leading 3G speeds.

The benefits of 4G

  • Browse the mobile web like never before with download speeds up to two times faster than Australia’s fastest 3G smartphones.
  • Multitask – You can access LinkedIn while quickly loading email and streaming the news.
  • Work on the go - Upload and edit large files such as presentations faster on the go, with speeds you typically only get in the office.
  • Use video with fewer interruptions - Video call your team with fewer interruptions and stream internet video with less buffering.


Things you need to know

4G coverage is currently available in all capital CBD's, associated airports and selected regional locations and automatically switches to our available 3G network speeds in other coverage areas around Australia.

TELSTRA 4G: Typical download speeds of 2Mbps to 50Mbps are available in all capital CBDs, (meaning within 5km from GPO), associated airports and selected regional locations (meaning 3km from regional town centre). Outside these areas 4G capable devices will automatically switch over to Telstra’s advanced High Speed Packet Access or HSPA enabled 3G network and speeds will be less. Actual speeds vary due to factors such as location, distance from the base station, local terrain, user numbers, hardware & software configuration and download source/upload destination.