5g company Telstra is set to begin installing its 5G services in the northern NSW suburb of Bluffdale on Wednesday, with the first phase of the project to be completed in 2019.
Telstra’s Bluffvale site will be the first major area in NSW to receive a 5G network, and is a major step towards the rollout of the network’s first phase in NSW.
The network, which will be known as 4G, will deliver the highest speeds and fastest download speeds on the current network, with some areas including Sydney and Melbourne expected to see speeds as high as 400Mbps.
Telstra has been developing its network in partnership with other big telcos, and said it was investing $10bn in the project.
Its Blufffield site is a suburb of Sydney with a population of about 1,400, and the suburb has been the focus of a public-private partnership between Telstra and the NSW Government that has seen the area become the first area in the state to receive NBN broadband.
In April, Telstra unveiled the first 5G data speeds for the region.
More to come.