Optus to bring improved coverage to the Northern Wheatbelt

Invests more than $3.85 million in mobile coverage across the region

Optus today announced it will continue to improve mobile coverage across the Northern Wheatbelt region after switching on six new mobile towers.

The new towers will provide improved 4G mobile coverage and capacity for residents and visitors across the region to make and receive calls, texts and access mobile data.

Optus Territory General Manager for Regional Western Australia, Cameron Edwards said, this financial year, Optus has invested $3.85 million in its mobile network across the region, working with local communities to improve mobile coverage in their area.

Were committed to providing great coverage and great value to our customers, having switched on sites in Quairading, Baandee, Wyalkatchem, Koorda, Cunderdin and Round Hill, Mr Edwards said.

Looking ahead, Optus has plans to invest a further $2.65 million in its mobile network across the region this financial year, with plans to build new mobile towers in Bodallin, Watheroo, Burracoppin West, Kalannie and Moningarin.

Optus has already shown its commitment to providing great coverage to our customers across the Northern Wheatbelt and this additional investment will further improve connectivity for local residents as well as improve mobile coverage for those who travel across the region each week, added Mr Edwards.

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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