Optus enhances regional infrastructure with new generators

21 Jul 2020

As part of what it called an ‘ongoing commitment to keeping its customers connected’, Australian mobile network operator (MNO) Optus has announced the rollout of 33 generators in the regions of Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton and Fraser Coast. Saying that the development would improve the reliability of its regional network at key sites in these areas, the MNO noted that the work forms part of a nationwide deployment programme which seeks to improve the resiliency of the cellco’s regional network.

Optus claims to have invested more than AUD7 billion (USD4.9 billion) into its network since 2015, and commenting on the matter the operator’s Territory General Manager for North and Central Queensland, Dave Morrissey, said: ‘We know that network continuity during natural disasters is critical and while the industry works on a range of solutions with energy providers and emergency services this boost of new generators is crucial to ensure our sites are best supported to handle any unfavourable weather conditions and deliver a resilient network.’

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