Local investment to deliver improved coverage
Optus has switched on two new towers in East Devonport and Acacia Hills in Tasmania, while also opening a retail store in Devonport.
The new towers provide residents in East Devonport and Acacia Hills with dedicated 4G coverage and capacity, forming part of Optus’ $3.4 million network investment over the rest of the financial year.
Peter West, territory general manager for Tasmania said Optus has continued to invest across Tasmania to improve connectivity and offer Tasmanians competition and choice for mobile services.
“Investment for Tasmanians is a priority for Optus, with AU$2.55 million being invested into improving our network across the state in the last 12 months, building four new sites. It’s great to know we are building on this over the rest of the financial year and providing more choice to the North West coast with these new sites in East Devonport and Acacia Hills,” he said.
“In these times of uncertainty, we are committed to doing our part by continuing to focus efforts on maintaining our strong network. The new site in East Devonport provides dedicated mobile coverage for those located East of the city and enhances coverage along parts of Bass Highway, ensuring travellers can stay connected with their family and friends through reliable voice and data access.”
Optus has recently announced its updated regional offer which gives Australians a fair go by dropping Optus Choice and Optus One plans by 20 per cent across the whole of Tasmania and the Northern Territory, as well as regional parts of SA, NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
The demand for improved mobile coverage in regional and rural Australia is needed for residents, businesses and visitors to the North West coast of Tasmania. This also complements Optus’ existing relationship with the Federal Government as part of the Mobile Blackspot Program and Tasmanian Government on the Great eastern Drive project.