REPORT: Telstra will unveil its 5G plans this week, with service coming in 2019

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Telstra is expected to launch its 5G network next year.

The Australian Financial Review reports sources confirmed the news ahead of a major announcement from telco this week.

Last week Optus was the first Australian telco to announce it would go to market with the 5G offering in 2019.

Optus said it would start the roll out by deploying 5G fixed-wireless internet to metropolitan areas and that the new service would offer speeds 15 times faster than current technologies.

As part of the development of the new network, Telstra will run 5G trials on the Gold Coast during the Commonwealth Games in April.

Mike Wright, group managing director of networks, told the AFR that the telco had already conducted “Australian and world-first 5G trials and have been investing in our network to lay the groundwork for 5G” ahead of the wider launch next year.

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