Optus further transforms mobile infrastructure of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns with an additional 13 mobile phone towers and 102 mobile tower upgrades
Optus has announced its full network investment program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), with 406 infrastructure projects planned to be completed ahead of the GC2018’s Opening Ceremony.
Ian Smith, Optus Vice President and Executive Lead for the Commonwealth Games said, “The benefits that this investment will bring to residents and visitors across Queensland will continue long after the Commonwealth Games has finished. We’re incredibly proud to be delivering this infrastructure and an important legacy for Queensland.”
Once complete, Optus customers in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Townville and Cairns will benefit from significant coverage and capacity improvements. The robust network investment program underway across the Gold Coast, its transport corridors and surrounds will help visitors, participants, athletes and spectators stay connected.
“The upgrades, which we have already begun delivering, will better connect our customers increased capacity and flexibility over Optus’ superfast 4G network– whether they are travelling to and from the Gold Coast, watching a sporting event or just taking in the excitement of GC2018,” said Mr Smith.
In August, Optus announced the first part of its network investment to prepare for GC2018, including four new towers, 4G upgrades to 62 towers, new in-building coverage at ten sites and upgraded in-building coverage to a further ten sites.
Today’s announcement details additional infrastructure upgrades, including:
- 13 new towers
- new in-building coverage at three sites
- Upgrades to in-building coverage at two sites
- Upgrades to 102 towers on the Optus 4G network
- 16 small cells
- Five cells-on-wheels, a temporary technology to provide support to the Optus network during GC2018 at high-traffic locations.
“Upgrades, new and improved technology and additional sites will allow for the Optus network to increase reach, speed and capacity meaning more visitors, participants, athletes and spectators will be able to enjoy the Optus superfast 4G network,” said Mr Smith.
New tower locations: Currumbin Waters, Annandale North, Cairns Central, Sovereign Island, Benowa, Underwood, Bonogin North, Sea World, Carrara Stadium, Burleigh Heads, Runaway Bay, Mount Teemangum, Parklands Village, Townsville Airport, Reedy Creek, Surfers Paradise North, Parklands Village.
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