Optus to roll out 4G to 200 new locations
Optus today announced it will roll out its 4G network to over 200 regional, rural and holiday destinations across Australia over the next six months. The telco plan to provide 4G coverage for 90% of the Australian population by April 2015.
Optus will deploy its network extensions using the new 2600MHz spectrum, and once available, the 700Mhz spectrum. Newer phones including the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z2 all support 2600MHz spectrum, whereas the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) are 700Mhz compatible.
Wagga Wagga, Bendigo, Alice Springs, Cairns, the Barossa, Hobart and Mandurah are among the 200 locations benefiting from Optus' increased 4G coverage.
Optus' online coverage tracker has been updated with the option to check the company's coverage plans for the next six months.