Telstra says that the Gateway has a "two million square kilometre-plus footprint delivering typical download speeds of 550 kbps to 3 Mbps, bursting to speeds of 6 Mbps in selected areas. It also delivers enhanced upload speeds averaging 300kbps to 1Mbps, bursting up to 1.3Mbps".

Telstra says that the Gateway has a "two million square kilometre-plus footprint delivering typical download speeds of 550 kbps to 3 Mbps, bursting to speeds of 6 Mbps in selected areas. It also delivers enhanced upload speeds averaging 300kbps to 1Mbps, bursting up to 1.3Mbps".

According to NetComm GM Danny Morrison, "The gateway was developed exclusively for the Telstra Next G network and is the culmination of more than six months of NetComm development and innovation, working closely with Telstra to ensure a seamless end user experience".

Telstra says that BigPond will also soon introduce a SOHO variant of the device ? the BigPond 7.2 Wireless Broadband Home Network Gateway for families and households to network their homes and share access to the internet across digital devices.

Telstra says the modem is $529 outright or can be purchased on Telstra's Mobile Repayment Option.