Australia’s Telstra will begin selling a commercial LTE device later this month. Businesses in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will be the first to experience 4G/LTE mobile broadband after Telstra switched on its first 4G base stations, using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, in May.

Approximately 2,000 Telstra USB 4G mobile broadband modems will be made available to business and enterprise customers from August 29 ahead of the national launch of 4G services later this year. Telstra’s first 4G product, the Telstra 4G USB, will use dual mode 4G/3G HSPA technology enabling it to operate across the 1800MHz and 850MHz spectrum bands, giving customers the benefits of 4G connectivity where it is available and switchover to high-speed HSPA technology across the Telstra Mobile Network which reaches 99 percent of the Australian population.

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