NBN Co has doubled the speeds on offer on the fixed-wireless long-term evolution (LTE) service, allowing retail service providers (RSPs) to begin offering 25Mbps down and 5Mbps up on the service from this week.
The company said that service providers have been able to offer customers the service since June 18, and NBN Co has started a program of directly communicating with all fixed-wireless areas.
While a number of providers have yet to release their 25/5 plans for fixed wireless, Skymesh has already begun offering its plans, prices slightly higher than its 12/1 plans, but with more data on offer. The plans begin at AU$29.95 per month for 20GB when bundled with a phone line rental, right up to AU$74.95 for 1TB per month when bundled with a phone line rental.
The announcement comes as speculation is rife that NBN Co may miss its target for premises passed by the fixed-wireless service at the end of this month. The company has already confirmed that it is grappling with poor premises location information and difficulty with getting the fixed-wireless signal to premises through tall trees.
NBN Co announced in February that in addition to the doubling of the fixed-wireless service maximum speeds, NBN Co would also double the speeds on offer for the satellite service when it launches in 2015.