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
Greystanes Peakhurst Mosman Oatlands Kellyville
Macquarie Park Alexandria North Baulkham Hills North Ryde Business Park North Sydney Central
North Ryde North Ryde West Enfield East Riverside Corporate Park Rydalmere
Marrickville Dudley Castle Hill Carlton Panania


VIC: 30 Suburbs
Braybrook Preston East Mornington Norlane Hoppers Crossing
Dandenong South Laverton West Geelong West Campbellfield South Williams Landing
Greenvale Reservoir Mt Martha Research Brunswick Croydon South
Kensington Noble Park South Coburg Mt Evelyn Maidstone
Springvale South Rosebud Arthurs Seat Abbotsford Noble Park
Rye Central Wantirna South Rosebud East Fishermans Bend Reservoir 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 and enter their suburb to check eligibility for the first phase of Optus 5G Home Broadband.


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Adrian Mace

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


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


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