Optus has switched on a new tower in Pomonal as a part of the Victorian Governments Mobile Black Spot Project, bringing dedicated Optus coverage to the town and its surrounds for the first time.
The site, which is co-located on an existing NBN Co site, will play a key role in providing dedicated mobile reception to more than 300 residents in town and along Stawell and Ararat Road.
Optus Mobile Access Planning Manager, Vin Mullins, said, Its fantastic to be able to deliver dedicated Optus mobile coverage to the Pomonal community for the first time, enabling residents to stay connected with their friends and family through reliable voice and data access.
This tower was included as part of the Program following feedback from the local council and community, to improve mobile coverage that will help with emergencies and local tourism.
With tourism hotspot Halls Gap located adjacent to Pomonal, this site will not only provide dedicated coverage for those in town but also for visitors traveling through the region.
Optus is pleased to be partnering with the Victorian Government, working to identify key mobile black spots across regional Victoria and bringing dedicated mobile coverage to these towns for the first time, Mr Mullins added.
Optus continues to invest in its network to improve coverage, reliability and speed across its Australian mobile network. The Optus mobile network possesses a unique mix of technology partners, global alliances and expansive spectrum holdings that position it as a leader in the Australian telecoms landscape.