Optus has switched on a new mobile tower in the New South Wales town of Tathra, providing residents and visitors with dedicated 4G mobile coverage.
The new equipment, co-located on an NBN Co tower on Thomson Drive, will play a key role in delivering a competitive telecommunications alternative to local residents and businesses for the first time, said the Singtel-owned firm.
“It’s important Optus customers in regional and rural Australia have access to reliable mobile reception. The devastating bush fires earlier this year have highlighted the importance of mobile coverage in regional Australia and we are confident that this new Optus site will play a key role in further supporting services in the area,” said Karin Wilcox, Optus’ Regional Manager for the Riverina.
In addition to this new site in Tathra, Optus has recently switched on a further two new sites at Central Tilba and Broulee.
Two additional sites are also due for completion later this year in Candelo Town and Moruya Central.
“This new tower in Tathra, combined with our continued investment across the Sapphire Coast plays a key role in improving network coverage and customer experience for residents, small businesses and the thousands of holidaymakers who visit the region each year,” added Ms Wilcox.
The Optus mobile network handles over 31 million calls and 80 million SMS messages each day and carries 16,128 terabytes of data each week. Optus is continuing to expand and strengthen its network to deliver improved data and voice services across metropolitan, regional and remote locations nationally.
Optus continues to invest in its network to improve coverage, reliability and speed across its Australian mobile network. The Optus mobile network possess a unique mix of technology partners, global alliances and expansive spectrum holdings that position it as a leader in the Australian 5G telecoms landscape.
Optus’ multiyear 5G network build includes upgrading and adding new mobile sites to its award-winning network while densifying the network with innovative small cell solutions to increase capacity and speed.