Telstra switches on 5G in Toowoomba

TESLTRA has announced it has switched on 5G technology in Toowoomba, Queensland, making it the first regional community in Australia and one of the first places in the world to be 5G ready.

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Telstra has switched on a 5G tower in Toowoomba, Qld. Image courtesy Telstra

Telstra CEO Andrew Penn and executive director, Network & Infrastructure Engineering, Channa Seneviratne joined civic and business leaders at the Harristown base station in Toowoomba to launch 5G technology in a select area of the Queensland community.

Penn said the switch-on highlighted Telstra's commitment to providing 5G technology to regional Australia.

"Telstra provides more network investment and mobile coverage across Australia than anyone else and regional Australia is an essential part of our 5G plans," Mr Penn said.

"5G devices are around the corner and when they are commercially available this network upgrade means the people of Toowoomba will be among the first people in the world to enjoy access to 5G services.

"Bringing the transforma...