Telstra says wireless push booming

More than 7000 customers have signed up for Telstra's mobile broadband service since it was launched in November 2004.

Telstra's group managing director of technology innovation and products Ted Pretty said the response to the company's mobile broadband had exceeded expectations.

Speaking at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Pretty said the telco's mobile broadband data traffic has continued to climb, growing 51 percent month-on-month, since the service was launched.

Telstra mobile broadband is a third-generation (3G) data technology that operates on Telstra's network, offering customers access to the Internet or remote access to a company's network, using compatible mobile devices such as laptops and PDAs.

By July this year, Telstra is due to introduce 3G multimedia content over its 3GSM network for the benefit of its 3G mobile phone customers.

Preparations for the launch of Telstra's 3GSM service is well under way. Testing started in March to ensure full service operation between Telstra and Hutchison 3G networks.

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