Iskra Nikolova, Head of Network and Infrastructure at Telstra, said the achievement demonstrates how Telstra is constantly testing and evolving technologies to be implemented in its business network.

“This time last year we pushed our network to a new maximum speed of 5 Gbps, now, twelve months later, we’ve added almost another gigabit per second more,” she said.

The record was set as Telstra gears up for its third mmWave-enabled device, the NETGEAR Nighthawk M6 Pro, slated for release in April.

The NETGEAR Nighthawk M6 Pro, which will be launched exclusively with Telstra in Australia, is the latest generation of 5G mobile broadband device from NETGEAR. It includes mmWave 5G, WiFi 6 and high-speed Ethernet. It is capable of connecting 32 devices simultaneously and via 5G connectivity capable of delivering significantly faster speeds than 4G equivalents.

Ms. Nikolova said, “The rapid evolution of mmWave technology is really exciting for our industry. Speed ​​tests and recordings are fun, but what this networking technology can offer our customers when paired with commercial devices like the NETGEAR Nighthawk M6 Pro is where things get really interesting.

“NETGEAR offers revolutionary technology like no other,” said David Henry, President and General Manager of Connected Home Products and Services, NETGEAR. “And with Telstra’s 5G network, Nighthawk M6 Pro will deliver unparalleled performance for anyone who needs a reliable and secure connection to work and play from anywhere.”

“As we continue to work closely with Telstra and Ericsson in Australia in 2022, we are proud to have helped break another network speed record with Telstra, this time reaching 5.9 Gbps,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 5G, mobile broadband and infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “As 5G mmWave expands globally, we look forward to bringing multi-speed gigabit and the low latency benefits of mmWave to more consumers and businesses.”

“Demand for cloud gaming, immersive media and video streaming services is growing at a faster rate than ever before,” said Emilio Romeo, Head of Ericsson, Australia and New Zealand. “Not only will this new 5G record enable faster mobile broadband speeds and greater network capacity, it demonstrates Ericsson and Telstra’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible, ensuring that customers can access the best mobile connectivity available.



  • This achievement was achieved using Ericsson’s software-based NR-DC functionality with eight-component downlink carrier aggregation (DL 8CC CA), in which eight contiguous 100 MHz mmWave carriers are combined with 100 MHz of midband spectrum, resulting in higher data speeds on Telstra’s mmWave. 5G network. This follows last year’s achievement where Telstra, working closely with Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson, reached a new network peak with 5Gbps 5G download speed using a test device. smartphone form factor mobile powered by Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF system on Telstra’s commercial. network.
  • The NETGEAR Nighthawk M6 Pro will launch exclusively with Telstra in Australia in April, available in-store and online from RRP $749.
  • The NETGEAR Nighthawk M6 will also be available for purchase in April, exclusively at Telstra in-store and online at RRP $549.
  • Qualcomm, FastConnect and Snapdragon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated,
  • Snapdragon and Qualcomm FastConnect are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its affiliates.


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