Telstra has unveiled its fastest mobile broadband card that claims to deliver download speeds of up to 8Mbps.
The Telstra Elite Mobile Broadband Card offers download speeds of up to 8Mbps in capital cities and selected regional areas, which is up to twice as fast as Telstra’s previous generation express card. This broadband card is also Telstra’s first mobile broadband product to connect to four different 3G network bands worldwide.
When connected to the Telstra network, customers can download a 1MB email attachment in less than 4 seconds. The card also has a typical upload speed of 300kbps to 3Mbps in capital cities and selected regional areas to make sending large files and connecting to virtual private networks easier and faster.
The Elite Mobile Broadband Card can connect to the world’s most common 3G network bands: 850, 900, 1900 and 2100MHz. Plus it can connect to 2G and 2G EDGE networks operating on the 850, 900, 1800 and 1900MHz bands meaning users will be able to access international roaming in more places around the world.
Telstra’s Executive Director Mobility Products, Ross Fielding, said, “Business and government customers appreciate the productivity benefits you can achieve when you equip people with fast mobile broadband. We think the new Telstra Elite Mobile Broadband Card will really appeal to business people who prefer the convenience of the express card format which helps keep scarce USB slots free and allows users to keep their modem stowed in their laptops at all times.”
“Adding to this flexibility is the fact that the Telstra Elite Mobile Broadband Card provides quad band 3G network compatibility – a first for Telstra. This means customers can use the card to connect with the four most common 3G network bands in the world and enjoy superior international roaming options,” added Fielding.
The Telstra Elite Mobile Broadband Card can be purchased in conjunction with one of Telstra Business’ new data pack plansincluding for $0 upfront in conjunction with $69 monthly data pack (or higher) on a 24 month contract. It can also be purchased outright for a recommended retail price of $399.