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Optus sites to boost coverage

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Optus has announced a $7 million commitment to improving mobile coverage across the South West over the next two years through the expansion of its 4G Plus network.
Camera IconOptus has announced a $7 million commitment to improving mobile coverage across the South West over the next two years through the expansion of its 4G Plus network. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Optus has announced a $7 million commitment to improving mobile coverage across the South West over the next two years through the expansion of its 4G Plus network.

Four new sites will be built at Davenport, Preston Beach, Gelorup and Dardanup, following the completion of a site servicing central Bunbury.

Optus State manager Jonathon Conway said the new sites would improve network coverage and customer experience for residents, businesses and visitors to the region.

“Optus is committed to improving mobile coverage and providing faster internet download speeds for people living, working and visiting the South West region, including Bunbury, Margaret River and Busselton,” he said.

“We’ve listened to feedback from our customers and businesses who all echo the same message that they want better coverage and faster download speeds, especially along Bussell Highway.”

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The completed work will see customers benefit from fewer call drop outs, improved indoor and outdoor coverage and smoother streaming to mobile devices.

The announcement forms part of a $1.5 billion commitment by Optus to expand and strengthen its network in regional and metropolitan areas this year, adding to the $6 billion investment into building and maintaining the mobile network over the past eight years.

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