Optus has today announced a $3 million commitment to improve the 4G and 3G mobile network in Albany and along Albany Highway.
Optus State Manager Jonathan Conway said “Optus is committed to improving mobile coverage for consumers and businesses in and around Albany.”
“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 the Albany Highway and South Coast Highway,” Mr Conway said.
“Once work is completed, customers will benefit from fewer call drop outs, better indoor and outdoor coverage and smoother steaming to mobile devices.
“In the next two years we will build five new sites in Albany CBD, Albany North East, Gledhow, Beaufort River and Kendenup.
“We have recently built and activated two new sites at Orana and Spencer Park which are already providing improved 4G and 3G coverage for residents, businesses and visitors.
“Coverage has also improved at the Albany Hospital and the surrounding area,” Mr Conway said.
Earlier this year the Yes Optus Albany store was refurbished to cater for all of the latest gadgets and gizmos to help consumers and help small businesses stay connected.
Today’s announcement forms part of a $1.5 billion commitment by Optus to expand and strengthen its network in regional and metropolitan areas this year.
Albany is enjoying the benefits of Optus’ superfast 4G Plus network, which now reaches 96.1% of Australians.
The Optus network handles over 45 million calls and 80 million SMS messages each day and carries 6,000 terabytes of data each week. This growing demand for mobile services is why Optus is continuously investing to improve mobile coverage across Australia.