Optus launches LTE-A commercially in four cities

22 Sep 2014

Australian mobile network operator Optus claims to have become the first in the country to provide LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services on a commercial basis. In making the announcement the cellco confirmed that carrier aggregation is now live on its 2300MHz spectrum in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, while coverage will be extended to Canberra ‘within weeks’.

Commenting on the development, Optus Networks’ managing director Vic McClelland said: ‘As the first to launch Carrier Aggregation in Australia on a live commercial network, Optus had proven its commitment to innovate and invest to deliver a great network … Optus was the first to launch TD-LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation in the world, and we are the first to launch this capability on any Australian network … We are future proofing our network in response to consumers’ growing appetite for mobile streaming, browsing and downloading.’

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