17 Optus Mobile Black Spot sites now live in Queensland
Optus has switched on a new tower in the South Burnett region, as part of Round 2 of the Federal Governments Mobile Black Spot program bringing dedicated coverage to the town of Maidenwell and its surrounds for the first time.
The new site, co-funded by the Federal Government, is one of 17 Optus Mobile Black Spot sites now live across Queensland.
The tower, which is co-located on an NBN Co site on Kingaroy-Cooyar Road, will play a key role in providing enhanced coverage to over 200 local residents, with coverage stretching as far as 15 kilometres from the site.
Optus Vice President of Regulatory and Public Affairs, Andrew Sheridan, said, This is a great moment for local residents as Optus delivers dedicated mobile coverage to the Maidenwell community for the first time, enabling residents to stay connected with their friends and family through reliable voice and data access.
Enabling new sites like this across regional Queensland is made possible by our partnership with the Federal and State Governments. We are grateful for their investment in the Mobile Black Spot Program, as it creates opportunities for us to be responsive to communities where coverage is most needed.
Federal Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud, is pleased by Optus investment in the region.
Improved mobile coverage for Maidenwell hands locals more choices in how they live their lives and, ultimately, gives people a great opportunity to not only stay up to speed with education, business, news and contacting loved ones but also calling for help in an emergency, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.
Im proud to be delivering better mobile coverage to Maranoa because better connections result in more convenience, better economic opportunities and improve social opportunities for people living in isolated areas.
Im proud to be delivering better mobile coverage to Maranoa because better The Optus network handles over 45 million calls and 80 million SMS messages each day and carries 6,000 terabytes of data each week. Optus is continuing to expand and strengthen its network to deliver improved data and voice services across metropolitan, regional and remote locations nationally.