Telstra is aiming for the business users with the release of their "Elite" dongle which is a prepaid Wi-Fi dongle manufactured by ZTE, battery-powered and allows a Next G connection to be shared amongst up to five devices, becoming a "mobile hot spot".
The Elite dongle is capable of peak download speeds of up to 8 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps according to Telstra. The device is available at $129 outright, the consumer plan comes with 5GB of included data while business customers could select from Telstra's existing mobile broadband plans.
The dongle will be available as of next week.
Warwick Bray, Telstra's mobility products group executive director has said:
The Telstra Elite mobile Wi-Fi should prove popular with our business customers who increasingly use Wi-Fi enabled devices such as tablets and cameras and require mobile connectivity to support fast file transfers and to work flexibly while away from the office.