Optus To Expand Darwin 4G Coverage
The expansion follows the Australian Communications and Media Authority granting Optus additional early access commercial licences for the 4G 700 MHz spectrum.
Having launched its initial commercial 4G pilot in Darwin in July, the Optus rollout will cover suburbs including Fannie Bay, Ludmilla, Coconut Grove, Nightcliff, Millner, Winnellie, Moil and Knuckey Lagoon, as well as Charles Darwin University and Darwin International Airport.
Vic McClelland, Optus managing director of networks, stated the rollout will provide more Optus customers in Darwin “a faster and more reliable mobile internet experience”.
“The rollout of Optus 4G will also mean a better 3G experience by improving network capacity as customers transition to the new 4G data network,” McClelland added.
Optus customers with compatible 4G 700 MHz devices, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3 and HTC One (M8), will be able to access the 4G services.
Optus is undertaking a national 4G rollout, with plans to cover 90% of the Australian population by April 2015.