Optus customers with compatible devices will now get faster mobile Internet in Greater Darwin as the telco expands its superfast 4G services beyond Darwin’s central business district.
The 4G expansion follows the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) granting Optus additional early access commercial licences for 4G 700MHz spectrum.
Optus managing director of networks, Vic McClelland, said, “More of our customers across Darwin can enjoy a faster and more reliable mobile internet experience and can download, upload and stream music, pictures and videos at superfast speeds.
"The roll-out of Optus 4G will also mean a better 3G experience by improving network capacity as customers transition to the new 4G data network.”
Suburbs to benefit from the expansion include Fannie Bay, Ludmilla, Coconut Grove, Nightcliff, Millner, Winnellie, Moil, Knuckey Lagoon, as well as Charles Darwin University and Darwin International Airport.
Optus is undertaking a national 4G roll-out to more than 200 regional and holiday destinations with plans to cover 90 per cent of the Australian population by April 2015.
Customers with compatible 4G 700MHz devices such as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, Sony Experia Z3 and HTC One (M8) will be able to access Optus 4G services.
Optus launched its initial commercial 4G pilot in Darwin in July. To check 4G coverage in Darwin, visit www.optus.com.au/coverage.