Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Optus Switches On LTE in First Two Markets

Optus announced the first switch-on of its 4G network coverage, with initial coverage across Greater Newcastle, as well as in Port Stephens, the Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie areas.

Over a thousand business and residential customers will be receiving 4G service and dongles from next week. Optus is initially offering these 4G services to select customers for free, in exchange for their feedback on network performance and device capability.

Optus plans to rollout LTE in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from mid-2012. Phase two of the rollout will see an expansion of 4G services to Brisbane and Adelaide from the first half of next year.

"Our focus for 4G is to deliver the best experience to our customers. The rollout of our 4G network in Newcastle means customers can do more of the things they love; whether that’s uploading photos to Facebook more quickly, watching videos on YouTube and Vimeo, or streaming their favourite podcasts while on the move,�? G√ľnther Ottendorfer, Optus Managing Director Networks said.http://

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