- TPG Telecom happily announces the launching of its 5G fixed wireless service next month.
- TPG Telecom claims to be the second-largest data and fixed-voice network in Australia having 27,000+-kilometre inter-capital and metropolitan fibre networks.
- At this writing, a 5G network roll-out is now proceeding.
TPG Telecom happily announces the launching of its 5G fixed wireless service next month. This announcement comes from Chief Executive Officer Inaki Berroeta during their AGM (Annual General Meeting). This signifies that the three major mobile network operators in Australia will now be offering the market a 5G home broadband.
The CEO underscores during the AGM, “The telco will begin inviting selected customers to access our 5G fixed wireless services. Take-up of our fixed wireless services has been encouraging as we expand the service across more brands and channels. The millimetre wave spectrum we acquired will complement our current spectrum holdings and allow us to deliver an excellent 5G experience for customers. The spectrum will be used to offer 5G fixed services to the mass market as an NBN alternative, and to boost performance for 5G mobile services.”
Berroeta clarifies that when 2020 ended, its tower agreements with Axicom were renewed by TPG, making way for the telco to advance those sites to 5G. “It will also increase the speed of our 5G roll out with more than 400 Axicom sites to be upgraded with 5G equipment. We are on track to reach 85% 5G population coverage in the top six cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra by the end of the year,” Berroeta finally concludes his statement.
The telco has quite a history, undergoing name changes several times due to a change in ownership. Previously known as Vodafone Hutchison Australia PTY Limited (VHA), TPG Telecom Limited used to be owned by Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) and Vodafone. The three brands were phased out in 2011 by VHA. Nonetheless, VHA obtained a listing on the Australian Securities Exchange on June 30, 2020 which then merged and later, following an official merger with TPG Corporation known in the past as TPG Telecom. The official new merger with TPG Telecom took place on July 13, 2020. Sometime in August of 2018, VHA and TPG declared their intention to merge but unfortunately, turned down by the ACCC. Then again, by virtue of a February 2020 Federal Court of Australia ruling, the plan was permitted to proceed. And starting June 29, 2020, Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Limited was given a new name, that is TPG Telecom Limited.
Important Features of the TPG Telecom Limited
TPG Telecom claims to be the second-largest data and fixed-voice network in Australia having 27,000+-kilometre inter-capital and metropolitan fibre networks. The company takes pride in its strong 4G network used by over 23 million customers in more than 5,600 sites.
At this writing, a 5G network roll-out is now proceeding. On top of that, TPG Telecom developed an international system of connecting subsea cables from Australia to major hubs in Asia and North America.