Optus upgrades 3G and 4G coverage around NSW’s Central Coast

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Optus today announced that it’s in the process of upgrading its network infrastructure around the Central Coast.

4G / 4G Plus

Between now and January 2014, customs can expect to see 4G light up in Pearl Beach & Umina, Wamberal, Kariong, Tangy Dangy, The Entrance North and wider availability within Gosford (where it’s already available but limited to the CBD area).

Tangy Dangy and The Entrance North will also be added to Optus’ “4G Plus” network, its 2300 Mhz TD-LTE network that the company has been rolling out to new markets around the country.

3G Enhancements

The Central Coast has also seen a number of enhancements to its existing 3G network, with the carrier reporting that customers should now see better indoor coverage Wyong to Pearl Beach, and Kariong to Terrigal.

Interestingly, Optus quoted measurements obtained via its Optus Now app – which we’ve previously reported was collecting anonymous data in order to help improve Optus’ network. Optus says they collected measurements from 6,500 customers that backed up their claims of improved coverage.

While the improvements in this case are limited to a specific regional area, it’s good to see the investment from Optus into important markets, especially as we approach the holidays where congested networks have been known to frustrate holidaygoing customers.

Will you benefit from these infrastructure improvements? Tell us in the comments.

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  • Bob Peterson

    I have 1 bar of 3g in Baulkham Hills if I am lucky, 20km from Sydney CBD, so the central coast is 100km from the cbd, how does that work

    • arc4ne

      Because you don’t count. ;)

  • Carbs

    They were planning to 3G enable 900Mhz 18 months ago on the central coast, did that even happen?