First 50 Ericsson 5G sites unveiled by Optus

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Wednesday, 15 May, 2019


First 50 Ericsson 5G sites unveiled by Optus

A list for the first 50 5G sites to be built by Ericsson has just been released by Optus.

These sites will be established across Sydney and Melbourne as part of Optus’s multivendor 5G rollout — a plan to build 1200 5G sites across Australia by March 2020.

“This is another significant milestone for Optus as we continue with our customer-focused 5G rollout plan. We are continuing to deliver a more dynamic and innovative 5G network for the benefit of our customers,” said Kent Wu, Optus’s Head of Network Access Planning & Quality.

In January, Optus revealed plans for Optus 5G Home Broadband and Wu said Optus is now working with Ericsson to deliver a device for customers in these areas.

“We are working closely with Ericsson to conduct critical interoperability device testing so that we can deliver a compatible 5G home broadband product to customers and open these sites up as part of our expressions of interest campaign,” he said.

“We are further demonstrating that our multivendor approach to Optus 5G will help to deliver a more dynamic and innovative 5G network for the benefit of our customers.”

Optus has opened expressions of interest, allowing customers to register their interest to be amongst the first to experience 5G in selected suburbs in Australia. Customers simply need to visit www.optus.com.au/5G and enter their suburb to check eligibility for the first phase of Optus 5G Home Broadband.

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