Telstra’s 5G home internet was launched late last year to select customers, and this year is set to expand to even more customers, along with doubling the monthly quota from 500 GB to 1 TB.

5G home internet can be a great stopgap for unreliable NBN services, or as a primary connection for those who aren’t able to connect via other methods. Telstra’s 5G network is set to cover 75% of the population by the end of June, so it’s likely you’ll be able to benefit from the increased coverage if you’ve been waiting.

Telstra reports that peak hour speeds sit at between 50 Mbps and 600 Mbps – which is admittedly a huge fluctuation – but average speed tests measure at 378 Mbps which exceeds speeds on the majority of hardwired connections.

Having recently acquired a necessary 5G mmWave spectrum, Telstra customers will enjoy faster speeds across the network thanks to the reduced congestion that this technology allows.

“Our goal is very simply to offer the right internet connection to deliver the best experience for our customers –one that is based on their needs, their location, and what technology is available to connect them,” said Telstra Group Executive of Product and Technology, Kim Krogh Andersen

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Andrew Priest

What am I missing here? Optus charges $200 for their Nokia modem, but Telstra wants $479 for theirs. Is it really that much better?


Lol only 1tb when optus and now spintel offers unlimited data what a shit deal.

Astin Babbage

OK, so where and how ? I don’t even see the 500GB plan on the Telstra site. A quick address check says I am covered by Telstra 5G.


This is where the info comes from, I don’t see where to sign up though:

Chris Hastings

It’s not fully rolled out yet, but see if your address is eligible. And it’s 1TB now 😎


Yeah, I only see 400GB for $85.00.

Chris Hastings

Looking forward to it. I’m on FTTN and my line maxes out at 34 Mbps. With no sign of any improvements on the horizon, bring it on Telstra.


In the same situation here, Chris.

We are building a new house in another FTTN area but should be able to get 80+ Mbps at that property. It’s also in a suburb where FTTP upgrades are available. Switching to a 5G connection would have been a much cheaper option for better internet…