Telstra to add low band spectrum to commercial 5G network

By Campbell Kwan

Telstra has finalised testing for its low band 5G spectrum and will now begin rolling it out as part of its commercial 5G network.

The low band spectrum, in the 850MHz range, is currently used for the telco’s 3G network. With 3G traffic progressively declining as consumers move to newer technologies, Telstra has been working towards repurposing part of that spectrum for its 5G network.

“The tests and rollout, which started last November, have added another dimension to our 5G offering with parts of the network now able to do a 5G data session over distances exceeding 80km,” Telstra said.

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