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Telstra’s portable hotspot in a box launches

Telstra has launched a device that turns its mobile broadband service into a portable Wi-Fi and Ethernet hotspot for use by multiple devices and users, ideal for businesses looking to connect and transact from mobile work sites.

Developed by NetComm, the Telstra Ultimate Gateway allows businesses to easily establish a powerful Wi-Fi and wired network for multiple devices and users and it’s up to twice as fast as Telstra’s previous mobile broadband gateways.

The Ultimate Gateway integrates four powerful internal antennas for good signal strength and provides download speeds ranging from 1.1Mbps to 20Mbps in Telstra 3G Dual Channel HSPA+ enabled coverage areas.

In remaining metropolitan areas and other selected regional areas, the device delivers download speeds from 550kbps to 8Mbps and in other coverage areas speeds ranging from 550kbps to 3Mbps.

According to Telstra Mobile Broadband director Anthea Roberts, the release means businesses can more easily connect and transact from temporary or mobile work sites.

“We’ve worked to make the set up of this portable device as straightforward as possible and in minutes, customers can connect up to 16 wireless and four wired devices to the net. This makes it incredibly simple to establish internet-powered networks at temporary office locations, conferences, tradeshows, construction sites or when on the road.”

The Telstra Ultimate Gateway supports fast Wi-Fi n connectivity (as well as Wi-Fi b and g) for maximum Wi-Fi performance and security. It comes with two built-in USB 2.0 ports that customer can use to share access to a printer or mass storage device.

It can be purchased by business customers on a range of plans including for $0 upfront on the $89 Telstra Mobile Broadband Standard Plan over 24 months with 15GB included data to use in Australia each month (min cost $ 2,136).

It can also be purchased outright for RRP $399.

For more information, customers can visit: www.telstra.com/business/gateways

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Lorna Brett

Lorna Brett

Lorna was Dynamic Business’ Social Web Editor in 2011/12. She’s a social media obsessed journalist, who has a passion for small business. Outside the 9 to 5, you’re likely to find her trawling the web for online bargains, perfecting her amateur photography skills or enjoying one too many cappucinos. You can follow her on <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/dynamicbusiness">Twitter @DynamicBusiness</a>

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