Geelong’s 5G network expands

A 5G signal tower. (Supplied)

By Luke Voogt

New fifth generation (5G) signal towers in Grovedale, Corio, Moolap, Wallington and Connewarre have just switched on, Telstra has announced.

The latest local sites expand the new 5G network’s coverage further across selected areas of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, the telecommunications company announced on Monday.

The move leaves just four suburbs not covered by the new network: Waurn Ponds, Mount Duneed, Fyansford (west) and Barwon Heads (east).

“Every week, we’re expanding Telstra 5G to more areas so, as more 5G devices go on sale, our customers can have the latest devices on Australia’s best network,” Telstra regional general manager Loretta Willaton said.

“We’re pushing ahead with the roll out of Telstra 5G across Geelong and the Bellarine as well as Victoria’s Surf Coast and we’re reaching more and more people with the next generation of mobile technology.

“We’ve made a commitment to roll out the new Telstra 5G network to more areas of Victoria so we’ll continue expanding our 5G network to new parts of Geelong and the Bellarine as well as the Surf Coast.”

Telstra now has more than 1500 operational 5G sites across 53 Australian cities and towns.

More than 10 million people live, work or pass through the 5G footprint every day, according to Telstra.

Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast localities with 5G:

Avalon

Bell Park

Bell Post Hill

Belmont

Breakwater

Charlemont

Connewarre

Corio

East Geelong

Fyansford (east)

Geelong city

Geelong West

Grovedale

Hamlyn Heights

Herne Hill

Highton

Lara

Leopold (west)

Lovely Banks (east)

Manifold Heights

Marshall

Moolap

Newcomb

Newtown

Norlane

North Geelong

North Shore

Rippleside

South Geelong

St Albans Park

Thomson

Wallington

Whittington

Curlewis

Drysdale (south east)

Ocean Grove

Torquay

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