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What is the Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network?

The Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network is used by leading retailers and resellers to support their consumers with mobile connectivity plans. These resellers are often called Mobile Virtual Network Operators, or MVNOs.


The Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network uses parts of Telstra’s mobile network. 


This page gives you details of the capabilities of the Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network. 

Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network Coverage

The Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network coverage area reaches more than 98.8% of the Australian population with 3G*, 4G or 5G and covers more than 1.6m square kilometres of the Australian landmass.


The service provides 4G coverage reaching at least 98.7% of the Australian population and at least 75% with 5G. 


* At end June 2024 3G network services will cease.

Factors influencing your actual speeds

Data download and upload speeds. The speed you will experience on your mobile device is limited by many factors such as:


  • The topography of your location (for example any obstructions of the line of sight to the base station);
  • Your distance from the base station;
  • The local weather conditions (like extreme heat or heavy rain);
  • How many other users are accessing the mobile network from the base station at the same time (i.e., number of concurrent users);
  • Whether your device supports the relevant mobile network spectrum bands 
  • The hardware and software configuration on your device; 
  • Any speed cap or other restriction applied to your plan; and
  • The destination of your internet browsing session (eg a busy web server).
Speed Caps


Speed caps apply to all mobile plans which use the Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network.  Available speed caps are 100Mbps, 150Mbps or 250Mbps.


Check your plan’s Critical Information Summary to find out which speed cap applies.  


It is important to note that the speed cap on your plan is the maximum potential download speed for data included in your recharge/plan.  


Typical speeds will often be lower, as mobile speeds vary due to the many factors listed above.


Speed cap of 100Mbps Speed cap of 150Mbps Speed cap of 250Mbps

Typical download speeds


4G: 5Mbps – 100Mpbs 

5G: 10 Mbps– 100Mbps

Typical download speeds


4G: 5Mbps – 150Mpbs 

5G: 10 Mbps– 150Mbps

Typical download speeds

4G: 5Mbps – 180Mpbs

5G: 10 Mbps – 250Mbps

Typical upload speeds

4G & 5G: 1Mbps – 40Mbps


Typical speeds on 4G-only plans are: 2Mbps – 100Mbps.


Suitability: Each speed cap (100Mbps/150Mbps/250Mbps) is great for regular usage including streaming, browsing and social media.


5G requires a 5G enabled plan and compatible device.





Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network: FAQs

Use the Telstra Wholesale Coverage Map above to search for your location, or where you intend to travel.

Speeds may vary due to factors such as location, device capabilities, distance from the base station, local conditions, concurrent users, hardware and software configuration, download/upload destination and whether your plan is 5G enabled or is speed capped. Please check the section on Speed and Speed Caps, above.

mmWave is a technology which adds more data capacity in high traffic areas  on compatible devices. mmWave coverage is rolling out now and is currently only available in limited locations.

The information on this webpage including information about mobile network, coverage and speeds is provided by Telstra. Telstra takes all reasonable steps to ensure the information is accurate and complete.