Reaching two million 3G mobile subscribers, Telstra has announced that it has increased its 3G mobile base by more than 530 percent this year.
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The company says that there are now more than one million Next G network subscribers since its launch last October and was able to overshadow CDMA subscribers for the first time.
Telstra’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sol Trujillo said, “The speed, coverage and features of our world-class Next G network are second to none and have opened up new opportunities for our customers. We are also pleased that our customers have adopted Next G services at rates even faster than we had hoped for. It demonstrates people are ready to change the way they use their mobile devices, to assist how they work, live and play. It also shows that the competitive market works best and consumers will always make choices for themselves.”
He also said that there has been a lot of growth in BigPond services over mobile, thanks to its Next G network. “Over 90 percent of Next G network customers have visited “My Place” with – one click and there has been a 39 per cent increase in customers visiting Sensis search.”
Hundreds of thousands of small businesses, enterprises and consumers have also embraced the freedom that Next G wireless broadband offers – providing access to work files, personal and work email, their calendar and contacts – in more places across Australia than any other network can provide. “It clearly shows how important high speed wireless services and network coverage 100 times greater than our closest 3G competitor is to our customers,” Trujillo said.
Finally, Mr. Trujillo said, “Entertainment has been a big winner in the consumer market as our customers use their mobile phones for music downloads, games and Foxtel by mobile. Figures for the second half of this year show Foxtel by Mobile subscribers were up by 18 per cent to 50,000, more than 400,000 music streams were downloaded and 300,000 games downloaded.”