Optus will invest a further US$23.6 million into its South Australian mobile network, planning to build some 40 new sites by the end of March 2019 to improve network coverage and faster download speeds for customers.
This builds on a US$45 million investment by the Singtel-owned firm across South Australia in the last 12 months.
‘In Adelaide today, Optus CEO, Allen Lew highlighted the company’s commitment to offering people across South Australia with increased telecommunications competition and choice.
“Our investment in South Australia reflects our commitment to provide people across Australia with a premium national mobile network,” said Optus CEO Allen Lew. “We want customers to have a choice when selecting their network carrier, which is why we have invested in over 70 new sites across South Australia in the last 12 months with more than 40 set to come online over the next four months.”
The new sites will be spread throughout the state, from Kangaroo Island up to Eyre Peninsula, covering major transport corridors, tourist areas and regional towns – including a further six Federal and State Government Mobile Black Spots.
“The last 12 months has seen a real boost to our services in regional and rural parts of South Australia and this investment will continue with 50 percent of our new sites set to sit within a regional or rural location,” added Lew.