Optus today announced a $4.3 million commitment to improve 3G and 4G mobile coverage across Coffs Harbour.
Optus NSW State Manager Dylan Harrad-Chantler said this investment will improve network coverage and customer experience across the region for residents and the expected 1.5 million annual visitors.
“We are committed to improving mobile coverage and providing faster internet download speeds for people living, working, and visiting Coffs Harbour,” Mr Harrad-Chantler said.
“We have just completed $1.3 million of work to build three new sites at Urunga South, Woolgoolga Central and Bonville. As a result of these new sites, our network coverage has improved along the Pacific Highway.”
Optus has earmarked $3 million for mobile sites at Boambee, Sawtell South, North Boambee Valley, Diggers Beach, Moonee Beach and Corindi Beach.
“Optus’ network investment in the area is a win for local residents, businesses and tourists wanting to stay connected across the region.
“The Optus mobile network handles over 50 million calls, 65 million SMS messages and carries 600 terabytes of data every day. This growing demand for mobile services is why we are continuously investing and working closely with council and the community to determine locations for new sites,” Mr Harrad-Chantler said.
To celebrate recent local Optus network improvements, Optus is providing free entry to Coffs Harbour War Memorial Olympic Pool this Saturday 25 February from 10am-12pm with free swimming lessons for kids under 16, inflatable obstacle courses and other family fun activities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet a member of the Australian National Swim Team.
Free surfing lessons for beginners and kids are also on offer at Jetty Beach from 9am-1pm.
Our expert Tech Surf Instructors will also be on hand to show customers how to get the most out of their phone, tablet and the internet.
Coffs Harbour is one of hundreds of regional areas enjoying the benefits of Optus’ superfast 4G Plus network, which now reaches 95.9% of Australians.