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:
Bell Post Hill
Lovely Banks (east)
St Albans Park
Drysdale (south east)