+ Thursday July 18th, 2019

Yesterday, Optus revealed the list of the first 50 sites to be built by Ericsson over the coming months as part of Optus’ multi-vendor 5G rollout.

The sites, which will be built across Sydney and Melbourne, will form part of Optus’ plan to build 1,200 5G sites across Australia by March 2020.

Kent Wu, Optus’ Head of Network Access Planning & Quality said

“this is another significant milestone for Optus as we continue with our customer focused 5G roll-out plan. We are continuing to deliver a more dynamic and innovative 5G network for the benefit of our customers.”

In January, Optus revealed plans for Optus 5G Home Broadband and Mr Wu said Optus are now working with Ericsson to deliver a device for customers in these areas.

“We are working closely with Ericsson to conduct critical inter-operability device testing so that we can deliver a compatible 5G home broadband product to customers and open these sites up as part of our expressions of interest campaign

We are further demonstrating that our multi-vendor approach to Optus 5G will help to deliver a more dynamic and innovative 5G network for the benefit of our customers.”

Here’s a list of the 50 sites across Melbourne and Sydney which will get the new 5G sites next:

Site List

NSW: 20 Suburbs
GreystanesPeakhurstMosmanOatlandsKellyville
Macquarie ParkAlexandriaNorth Baulkham HillsNorth Ryde Business ParkNorth Sydney Central
North RydeNorth Ryde WestEnfield EastRiverside Corporate ParkRydalmere
MarrickvilleDudleyCastle HillCarltonPanania

 

VIC: 30 Suburbs
BraybrookPreston EastMorningtonNorlaneHoppers Crossing
Dandenong SouthLaverton WestGeelong WestCampbellfield SouthWilliams Landing
Greenvale ReservoirMt MarthaResearchBrunswickCroydon South
KensingtonNoble Park SouthCoburgMt EvelynMaidstone
Springvale SouthRosebudArthurs SeatAbbotsfordNoble Park
Rye CentralWantirna SouthRosebud EastFishermans BendReservoir North

Optus has opened expressions of interest allowing customers to register their interest to be amongst the first to experience 5G in selected suburbs in Australia. Customers simply need to visit www.optus.com.au/5G and enter their suburb to check eligibility for the first phase of Optus 5G Home Broadband.

 

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Adrian Mace
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Adrian Mace

Any idea why the 5G website hasn’t been updated with _any_ VIC suburbs yet?

Nathan
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Nathan

If you download the application “Aus Phone Towers” you can see all of the 5G towers already set up.

Joy
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Joy

Will you need to upgrade your phone to use the 5G services?

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