With all this talk of LTE not being included on the Nexus 4 and a number of people pointing out the lack of coverage being a factor in this NOT being an issue for them, Optus has today advised that they are expanding their 4G network to include customers in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast and also to the Brisbane CBD.
Optus has switched on four 4G sites at Surfers Paradise and is also looking at switching on additional sites at Surfers Paradise in December. In Brisbane, Optus will switch on a further 5 sites next week before a wider 4G rollout to Brisbane in December and January 2013. With the addition of Surfers Paradise and Brisbane, Optus now has 6 markets which also includes Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Newcastle. Optus is still maintaining and upgrading their 3G coverage in QLD advising further upgrades and new sites are planned over the next 12 months in the south-east Queensland region.
Customers in Brisbane and Surfers Paradise wanting to take advantage of the new 4G service can check out the 4G enabled Samsung Galaxy S III which Optus has available on a variety of plans on the Optus website.