+ Wednesday June 19th, 2019

At MWC this year HTC announced their first 5G network hub combining 5G, Wi-Fi and LAN in an Android-powered Smart Hub. Telstra was quick to announce that they would be bringing the HTC 5G Hub to their network, and it has gone on sale online today and in stores on 28 May — making it the first commercially-available 5G device in Australia.

Backed up by a 7,660 mAh battery the Android 9.0 device can not only stream your media it can display it on the 5-inch HD touch screen display if you want! Personal plans start at $70 per month for the Hub with 25GB of Data going up to $104 for 100GB, the Hub can deliver blistering fast speeds at home or away.

Business plans start at $60 per month for 2GB and range up to $104 for 90GB, check out all of the business plans here.

Thomas Dexmier, Country Manager HTC Australia and New Zealand said:

HTC is very proud to partner with Telstra to bring the first 5G media hotspot to Australia. With the HTC 5G Hub, customers will be able to experience the power and speed of Telstra’s 5G network in an innovative device, that combines the advanced capabilities of a mobile hotspot with the versatility of the Android operating system, allowing them to connect at home, at work, and on the go.

With Telstra having already rolled out several 5G trial sites across Australia users can experience the future today. Users in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Toowooomba can all get on the 5G network in limited locations.

We’re very interested to test the Telstra HTC 5G hub out and see what this 5G future is all about, and we’re doubly interested to see how HTC has fused their experience with Android devices into this Smart Hub.

Duncan Jaffrey   Associate

Duncan Jaffrey

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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