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Australia: Telstra wants to keep dominance of its mobile network

 |  October 26, 2015

Telstra will keep investing more in its mobile network to maintain its dominance in the Australian market, the telco heavyweight’s chief executive Andy Penn has said.

Speaking at a forum on digital innovation yesterday, Mr Penn said Telstra would soon start to rapidly deploy the next generation of 4G long-term evolution technology.

The technology allows for peak network download speeds of up to 600 megabits a second.

“We are committed to having the best network in Australia, with the broadest coverage. We are already investing billions of dollars,” Mr Penn said.

The company would invest more than $5 billion in Telstra’s mobile network in the three years to June 2017, he said, and continue to expand its 4G footprint to 99 per cent of the population.

“Our customers are clear about their preference — better coverage, better call and speed reliability, and faster downloads,” Mr Penn said.

Full content: News.com.Au

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