News : Macquarie Telecom Brings Telstra 4G to Business Customers
Sydney, Australia, May 17, 2016 -- Macquarie Telecom, a business-to-business telecommunications provider, has announced that it will offer 4G mobile services across Telstra's network.
The telco will upgrade all of its customers who use Telstra's network to 4G services at no extra cost. Businesses will also be given access to a "portal" allowing them to determine the timing of their migration onto the 4G network.
"Not everyone will need or want 4G, but adding to the suite of options is important for us," said Luke Clifton, group executive of Macquarie Telecom.
"We have spent months carefully thinking through how the switch will affect our client's business operations and how we can make it possible for customers to activate and deploy new mobile technology without disrupting their business operations."
"We know many of our MVNO customers are keen to have the opportunity to offer 4G services on Australia's leading mobile network, so we are pleased to have the next evolution of our wholesale offer ready ahead of schedule," Will Irving, group executive of Telstra Wholesale, said in a statement last month.
The telecommunications provider had initially planned to offer access as of June 2016 -- the same month that Vodafone Australia will also begin wholesaling its 4G network to MVNO Kogan Mobile.
To bring its 4G network to more areas, Telstra in February acquired an additional 1800MHz spectrum during the auction held by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Macquarie Telecom:
Macquarie Telecom Group Limited - Macquarie Telecom is a managed hosting and telecommunications company. It has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, and Hobart. It also has a data centre in Sydney.
Telstra Incorporated is a global provider of advanced communications services to multinational corporations.
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016