Optus today announced work has been completed to upgrade the 4G Plus network in Dubbo, Narromine and Coonabarabran.
Optus Network Manager, Vin Mullins said the $2 million investment is great news for residents and businesses.
“We are committed to improving mobile coverage in regional Australia and the completion of this work will deliver the improvements residents and businesses have been waiting for,” Mr Mullins said.
In the past 12 months Optus has built three new sites to improve coverage in the Dubbo CBD, Dubbo North and Dubbo East and has upgraded sites at Narromine, Coonabarabran North, Needle Mountain and Dubbo South.
“The upgrades will improve coverage along key transport links including the Newell Highway, Mitchell Highway, Dunedoo Road, Narromine Road, Wellington Road and at Dubbo Airport.
“We made a commitment to deliver improved services and these new sites will provide a significant boost for local coverage, including improved indoor coverage and performance whilst also providing greater stability and mobility on the Optus Network,” Mr Mullins said.
The Optus network handles over 45 million calls and 80 million SMS messages each day and carries 6,000 terabytes of data each week. The growing demand for mobile coverage is why Optus is continuously raising the bar when it comes to improving mobile services in regional Australia.
Dubbo is one of hundreds of regional areas enjoying the benefits of Optus’ superfast 4G Plus network, which now reaches 95.9% of Australians.