Optus switches on two new sites Darkan and Bokal

Plans to invest more than $2.6 million in mobile coverage across Southern Wheatbelt

Optus today announced it will continue to improve mobile coverage across the Southern Wheatbelt after switching on two new mobile towers at Darkan and Bokal.

The new tower at Darkan, located centrally and the new site at Bokal covering the Boy-up Brook Arthur Road, provides greatly improved 4G mobile coverage and capacity for residents and travelers to make and receive calls, texts and access mobile data.

Optus Territory General Manager for Regional Western Australia, Cameron Edwards said, these new sites will not only improve coverage for those living and working in Darken but will also improve mobile reception for those who travel along the Coalfields Highway every day.

The new tower in Darkan will address a known black spot identified by the local community, providing them with dedicated mobile reception for the first time and provide locals with a real choice when it comes to their mobile network provider.

This financial year, Optus has plans to invest a further $2.6 million in its mobile network across the Southern Wheatbelt Region, working with local communities to improve mobile coverage in their area.

This investment will see two new mobile towers in Mount Saddleback and Marradong, Mr Edwards added.

The Optus mobile network handles over 31 million calls and 80 million SMS messages each day and carries 16,128 terabytes of data each week. Optus is continuing to expand and strengthen its network to deliver improved data and voice services across metropolitan, regional and remote locations nationally.

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.

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