Telstra has today officially launched its 5G Home & Business Internet service, which it says is simply “ridiculously fast internet”. Telco’s 5G Home Internet will allow most of you to stream a 4K movie, jump into a video call at work, and download a new Xbox game at the same time.
The new offer uses Telstra’s 5G coverage. It says that it is especially useful if your existing broadband does not provide the performance you need.
“When we say ridiculously fast, we mean it with the average typical download speed of 378 Mbps during the busy period from 7pm to 11pm,” it says.
There is only one single 5G Home & Business Internet plan. It offers 1 TB of data to $ 85 per month. However, the first month is free. With no lock-in contracts or exit fees, Telstra says you can just return the modem if you are not satisfied. (You will probably be happy provided you can find the place in your home with the best 5G signal).
Telstra says its 5G network currently covers over 75 per cent of Australians (not 75 per cent of Australia) and it aims to have 95 per cent of Australians covered by 2025.
Telstra has tried 5G home internet plans, but they were sold on an invitation basis. Today it has opened up.
Telstra 5G Home Internet vs NBN plans
Telstra’s existing NBN plans are:
- NBN 25 to $ 80 a month
- NBN 50 to $ 95 one month
- NBN 100 to $ 110 per month
- NBN 250 to $ 140 per month
- NBN 1000 to $ 180 per month
5G Home & Business Internet plan is $ 85 per month to 1 TB of data.
By comparison, on the NBN 50 plan, you will get unlimited data at typical speeds of 50 Mbps during peak periods.
Typical evening speeds for Telstra 5G Home internet can vary between 50 Mbps-600 Mbps.
How does it add up?
TPG in early September began offering 5G home broadband with two plans, Premium and Max. On Premium, customers get unlimited data, pay $ 0 in advance fees and receive up to a maximum of 100/20 Mbps for $ 69.99 per month. That Max the plan is similar, it just does not have a ceiling on maximum upload and download speeds and costs $ 79.99 per month.
Vodafone also unveiled its 5G fixed-line wireless home Internet service in September two 5G services: an unlimited download plan with speeds up to 100 Mbps at $ 75 a month, as well as an unlimited download plan with speeds of the maximum 5G speed for $ 85 per month.
In the meantime Optus allows you to pay $ 75 a month for speeds limited to 100 Mbps or $ 90 a month for unlimited speeds.