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Optus Activate 5G Site In Sydney’s Kellyville

After launching Australia’s first 5G home broadband plan, Optus has announced its 5G site in Sydney’s north-west suburb of Kellyville is now live.

The telco has partnered with Ericsson to build an additional fifty 5G sites across Sydney and Melbourne in the “coming months”, as part of its multi-vendor roll-out.

“With our fourth live 5G site now live we are building towards a truly game-changing year for Optus
and our customers,” asserts Optus Managing Director Netorks, Dennis Wong.

“Last week we revealed our plans for Optus 5G Home Broadband, and we are working closely with
Ericsson to conduct critical inter-operability device testing so that we can deliver a compatible 5G
home broadband product to customers, and open this site up as part of our expressions of interest

By March 2020, Optus expects to deliver 1,200 5G sites across VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, WA and the ACT.

The telco will announce the locations of its first 50 Ericsson sites in coming months.

“We are further demonstrating that our multi-vendor approach to Optus 5G will help to deliver a
more dynamic and innovative 5G network for the benefit of our customers,” remarks Mr Wong.

Using Ericsson’s 5G RAN equipment Optus’ Kellyville 5G site has achieved a working end-to-end solution based on 3GPP standards.

The site has utilised third-party customer premises equipment (CPE) test on Optus’ 3.5
GHz spectrum with a channel bandwidth of 60 MHz.

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