The 4G network is being rolled out to the majority of Australian households.
The first of its kind for the country, the 4G rollout will see mobile phone users across the country get connected to the network in a matter of minutes.
The rollout of 4G is still a work in progress, with NBN Co and Telstra still working on some of the technical aspects of the system, but it will soon be rolled out across all of Australia’s major cities and towns.
The NBN Co is calling the rollout the biggest investment in Australia’s mobile network in decades, and it will also see the country’s broadband speeds dramatically increase.
NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley said the network rollout will help Australia’s network achieve a speed of more than 10 gigabits per second, or one million times the speed of today’s fibre-optic networks.
It will also provide Australians with the best access to fast broadband, with 4G speeds of up to 40Mbps.
“This is the first step in a long-term, national network strategy, and we will see it through to the end of the decade,” he said.
In the meantime, NBN Co has been working on improving its infrastructure, to help reduce congestion on the network.
For the new network to be successful, it will need to be rolled-out across the nation, as well as in many rural areas.
We’re not sure yet when the rollout will be complete, but if the rollout is successful, the NBN Co hopes to see the network expand to the rest of Australia by 2019.