Optus outlines Tasmanian expansion, upgrade plans

16 May 2011

Australian cellco Optus Mobile will expand both its network coverage and retail presence across Tasmania, with the operator planning to spend around AUD25 million (USD26.42 million) on upgrading its 3G network on this island. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Optus will roll out more than 80 new mobile sites over the course of the next two years, increasing the total number of sites it has in Tasmania to more than 100, while around 45 locations previously outside of the cellco’s footprint will gain access to its services. Once the network expansion is complete Optus expects around 96% of the Tasmanian population to be covered by its infrastructure. Lara Giddings, Premier of Tasmania, said of the development: ‘This announcement will increase the choice for Tasmanians who need to stay connected for work, education, or simply to keep in touch with their family.’

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