LTE: Australia: Telstra Network has 3.2 Million 4G active devices.
Australian operator Telstra has announced that more than 3.2 million 4G devices are now operating on its 4G network. This includes more than 360,000 4G smartphones since June 30 this year, or more than 25,000 per week. Telstra launched 4G mobile network two years ago.
Telstra has launched 15 new 4G devices since January. Last week operator launched shared data plans, where customers can share their monthly mobile data allowance between their devices - including tablets and laptops - all in one package.
Operator had switched on its 2,500th 4G base station in Young NSW to mark the second anniversary of 4G. According to operator, It currently has more than 100 construction teams across the country building out 4G network at a rate of up to 100 new sites per week and will switch on another 1000 4G base stations by Christmas 2013 which will take 4G to 85 per cent of the population, including 300 regional towns and holiday hotspots.
Telstra has also launched a new device swap, replacement and restoration service, Telstra StayConnected and StayConnected Plus, which allows customers to swap or replace their device for any reason up to twice per year and back up key data from the cloud so they can get back up and running right away.