Optus switches on 3x CA technology in Melbourne

3 Sep 2015

In line with its previously announced plans, Australian mobile network operator Optus has confirmed the introduction of 3x Carrier Aggregation (3x CA) technology to its ‘4G Plus’ network in the central business district (CBD) of Melbourne. With the cellco saying that the deployment had been carried out with technology partner Huawei, Optus noted that the 3x CA rollout has been achieved by using what it has termed ‘a unique combination’ of 20MHz+20MHz of 2300MHz spectrum and 15MHz paired block in the 1800MHz band.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, last month Optus switched on 3x CA in the Newcastle suburbs of Lambton, Mayfield and Mayfield West, following extensive development and live testing of the technology, during which it recorded mobile data download speeds of 317Mbps. Looking further ahead, Optus now plans to roll out 3x CA to the Sydney CBD early next year, followed by the Brisbane and Adelaide CBDs from mid-2016.

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