Telstra sold 100,000 iPhone 5 units in under 1 month

Telstra sold 100,000 iPhone 5 units in under 1 month

Summary: Telstra CEO David Thodey revealed that the company has already moved 100,000 units of Apple's iPhone 5.


In just under a month, Telstra has sold over 100,000 iPhone 5s in Australia, Telstra CEO David Thodey told shareholders today.

Speaking at the company's annual general meeting in Melbourne today, Thodey said that since September 21, Telstra had sold over 100,000 iPhone 5s, and the first day after the launch was Telstra's biggest trading day on record.

In addition to the iPhone 5, Telstra already has over 500,000 active 4G long-term evolution (LTE) services active on its network, which currently covers 40 percent of the Australian population.

Globally, in the first three days after the launch, Apple sold over five million iPhone 5 units.

Thodey reiterated the company's plans to have its network reach 66 percent of the Australian population by June 2013, as part of a AU$1.2 billion investment this financial year in 4G.

Telstra has over 13 million mobile customers today, having added 1.6 million in the last financial year.

Topics: Telstra, iPhone, Telcos, Australia


Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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  • The Iphone Only Sells Well Where It's Subsidized

    You regularly hear these sorts of announcements from carriers about the Iphone, rarely about Android phones, yet when all the numbers are totalled up, Android still manages to accumulate more sales.

    Which suggests that trying to build a business on headline mentions is probably not a good idea...
    • There are two (or three) iPhones

      and a "hundred" or more Android phones. It takes all of those different Andrid phones to outsell those two or three iPhones. As it stand, the iPhone 5, in one month, outsold the top selling Samsung Galaxy S3 that has been on the market for 5 months.