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Optus Expands Canberra 4G Services

Optus is delivering expanded 4G services in Canberra, introducing the 1800 MHz spectrum.

Optus states that the new spectrum is being delivered early in Canberra, following it seeking approval from the Australian Communications and Media Authority for early access commercial licences.

Services will be boosted at more than 10 sites across the ACT this month.

“Optus is committed to enhancing the mobile experience for customers living in and visiting Canberra, and between now and January 2017 we will boost services at more than 30 sites across the ACT,” Dennis Wong, Optus acting managing director of networks, commented.

“The advantage of 1800 MHz spectrum is that virtually all 4G devices support it, meaning more Optus customers with a variety of devices will enjoy the improved experience.”

Optus invested $196 million in regional licences in the 1800 MHz spectrum band earlier in the year.

It has previously launched 4G services using 1800 MHz spectrum in selected locations in Bendigo in Victoria, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Nowra and Vincentia in New South Wales, and Toowoomba in Queensland.

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