In a statement on Wednesday, the company said the HTC 5G Hub mobile smart device was expected to one of the first available to its customers in 2019.
Telstra chief executive Andrew Penn said: “Telstra’s 5G development and testing in real world environments is crucial to ensure Australians are among the first in the world to have access to 5G devices such as the HTC 5G Hub.
“This 5G to 5G video call demonstrates the importance of Telstra’s strategic relationship with our global industry partners. We are at the cutting edge of technology, and day by day we are making significant progress on our roadmap to bring 5G to our customers.
The presentation also featured a demonstration of the new Netgear Nighthawk M2 Mobile Router, with a live speed test revealing the 2Gbps peak speed capability of the device on the telco's mobile network.
Said Penn: "With the Netgear Nighthawk M2 Mobile Router expected to be available in early 2019, we are gearing up to launch the world’s fastest 4G device on Australia’s fastest mobile network.
“Hand in hand with our 5G rollout and supported by our network partner Ericsson, the 200 base stations we are enabling with 5G before the end of the year will also support peak speeds approaching 2Gbps for enhanced 4G."