Optus expands mobile coverage to Summer Hill Creek

Wednesday 14 August 2019 | 06:35 CET | News
Australian operator Optus has deployed a tower in Summer Hill Creek, as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme. Located off Ophir Road, the tower provides over 70 square kilometres of new and enhanced coverage in the region, including a 12 kilometre stretch along Ophir Road. The new tower has been co-funded by Optus, the Federal and State Governments as part of Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme, providing coverage for calls, SMS and data services across the network.

More than 60 residential homes in Summer Hill Creek are now covered by this site. Optus also reports it has already seen more than 20,000 calls from 2,100 individual users handled by the site since it was switched on.

This is the third Mobile Black Spot that Optus has installed in Central NSW this financial year, and plans to deliver 5 additional Mobile Black Spot sites within the Central NSW area in the next 18 months. These five Mobile Black Spot sites in Central NSW will cover Cadia South, Johns Place, Sunny Corner, Rock Forrest and Yarras.

Australia’s Mobile Black Spot Programme is a Federal Government initiative to improve and extend mobile phone coverage in regional and remote Australia. The Federal Government has committed AUD 380 million to this Programme, which includes AUD 160 million in funding for two new rounds (Rounds 5 and 6). As part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programmes, Optus plans to co-fund and deploy a total of 175 mobile sites in black spots across the country. According to Optus, 85 of these sites are now live with many others are under construction.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Optus
Countries: Australia
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