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New Telstra figures show its customers are spending more time online, with fixed broadband usage jumping 40 per cent between July 2017 and July 2018. For the month of July 2018 alone, Australians downloaded 243,300TB. Consumer appetite for data is driving significant growth for Telstra’s unlimited data plans. According to

Telstra today announced it had switched on 5G technology across selected areas of the Gold Coast. The telco claims it is the first mobile operator in the country to be 5G ready. Telstra’s rollout of 5G is underpinned by around $5 billion in mobile network investment over the three years

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The amount of video consumers watch on their mobile devices is growing at an exponential rate. Weekend traffic from the AFL Live Official app on Telstra’s network has grown three fold since 2016 and on any given weekend, Australian sports fans consume 37 million minutes of live content over Telstra’s

Telstra, Intel and Ericsson have unveiled one of the world’s first esports professional gaming experiences over 5G, showcasing the power of 5G’s ultra-low latency that professional and amateur gamers alike can expect in the future. Fresh from Intel Extreme Masters Sydney, pro esports team The Chiefs, helped demonstrate the technical

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Brisbane-based Movus, has secured $4.8 million in Series A funding, led by Blackbird Ventures, as well as Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital (Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar’s private investment fund). Movus is the developer of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensor and machine monitoring solution called FitMachine, which has been dubbed ‘the

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Telstra turned on its first precinct of 5G-enabled wi-fi hotspots this week allowing Gold Coast locals and visitors to enjoy free broadband while Telstra evaluates 5G technology. Telstra’s group managing director networks Mike Wright said the telco is using the connectivity via its recently opened 5G Innovation Centre on the

Telstra and Microsoft have partnered to deliver native voice calling services from the Microsoft cloud with the launch of Telstra Calling for Office 365. Available for Telstra’s Australian business customers from the middle of 2018, Telstra Calling for Office 365 lets customers easily and securely access cloud collaboration combined with voice

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Telstra’s VC arm has invested in Cape, a US-based startup that builds software for drones. The cash will be used to expand R&D and to develop Cape’s go-to-market teams including the establishing Cape in Australia. Telstra Ventures participated in Cape’s series A funding, along with Google’s Gradient Ventures, Mitsui &

Telstra and Cab Digital Media, a Sydney-based start-up, have launched TaxiLive – a custom designed digital billboard for the rear of premium taxis. The digital platform allows safety messages and advertising to be sent to the taxis depending on their location, the time of day and even the weather. The

Logistics company Linfox has tasked Telstra with rolling out IoT technology across its truck fleet which will capture transport and logistics data. Telstra and its subsidary MTData will implement an advanced telematics and management solution into Linfox’s Australian truck fleet aimed at enhancing public and driver safety on Australian roads.