Optus switches on 5G at Perth’s Optus Stadium

21 Jan 2021

Australian mobile network operator (MNO) Optus has completed the rollout of 5G within the Optus Stadium in Perth, with the work having been carried out in partnership with Finnish vendor Nokia. Optus is said to be utilising Nokia’s 5G AirScale indoor Radio solution (ASiR) to provide comprehensive coverage for indoor zones such as corporate boxes or VIP areas, while Nokia confirmed it had also provided equipment from its AirScale Radio Access portfolio for seamless outdoor 5G coverage, including 5G RAN, AirScale base stations and its AirScale Micro Remote Radio Head solution.

With the MNO said to have reported peak speeds of 1.1Gbps downlink and 100Mbps via 5G at Optus Stadium, Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said of the matter: ‘We are delighted to partner with Optus to deliver these extraordinary 5G experiences at Optus Stadium. Nokia is proud to support Optus’ pioneering vision for compelling indoor and outdoor 5G coverage both here and across the Optus network.’

Meanwhile, in its own press release regarding the Optus Stadium development, Optus noted that it currently has over 1,000 5G sites switched on, of which more than 100 are in Western Australia.

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