Global: Customers blame Australian Wi-Fi network Telstra Air for low speed, can this repeat for Indian operators?

The users of recently launched Telstra Air service, a national Wi-Fi network across Australia complains of dramatic drop in speeds. The service allowed broadband customers to access their home broadband allowance anywhere in Australia and overseas.


Telstra is making use of its home broadband customers to share a portion of their bandwidth with other Telstra customers in exchange for similar access to get to the 1.9 million goal. However, the customers who have signed up to share their bandwidth complaints of drop in speed.

“It would seem when I connect to Telstra Air, my wi-fi NBN [speeds] reduce from 96mbps to 33mbps. Deactivated it jumps back to around 90-96mbps. This does not affect Ethernet, which connects at around 90-93mbps,” a customer said to

“To understand what might be affecting in-home broadband performance in these cases we’re looking at gateway configurations, fixed broadband performance in a local area and any environmental factors that may be affecting Wi-Fi performance in the home,” reports the website.

In India, as Reliance Jio and Airtel is launching free public Wi-Fi across the country, there is a possibility for such issues to occur in India are Indian operators prepared for free public Wi-FI do let us know via comment.

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12 Comments on "Global: Customers blame Australian Wi-Fi network Telstra Air for low speed, can this repeat for Indian operators?"


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August 24, 2015 11:47 am 11:47 AM

Let me know where i can find RIL JOI free WI-Fi.

August 22, 2015 12:13 am 12:13 AM

could be environmental factors such as rains etc….or Load shedding by operators.

August 22, 2015 7:26 pm 7:26 PM


August 21, 2015 11:15 pm 11:15 PM

I am bit confused by a topic in EE UK’s web page. According to them their average 3G speed is 1.5mb/sec,While here in Kerala, India I am getting an average speed of 6mb/s on BSNL 3g network. So does it means we are ahead of them in Telecom technology or EE UK simply capped their 3Gspeed ?(SS , please give a feed upon it )see the link of EE UK:

August 22, 2015 8:19 am 8:19 AM

in this the average speed means total sum of average speed of internet used by people divided by total number of people using intenet

August 22, 2015 9:26 am 9:26 AM

Ok, thank you very much….