Optus partners with West Australian Government to boost WA mobile coverage

Eleven satellite small cells to deliver 4G connectivity in small rural communities for the first time

Optus and the West Australian Government have today announced an agreement for Optus to upgrade 11 satellite small cells across regional Western Australia delivering 4G coverage to some of the states most remote communities for the first time.

The 11 satellite small cell locations were selected as part of a joint agreement and will serve several remote Indigenous communities as well as some of the states most picturesque national parks. The total amount of the co-investment is over $3.8 million, a majority of which has been contributed by Optus.

Optus Vice President of Regulatory and Public Affairs, Andrew Sheridan, said, This co-investment with the West Australian Government will provide significantly improved mobile and data coverage in these small remote communities. Those living and visiting remote and rural parts of Western Australia deserve access to reliable mobile coverage and we thank the West Australian Government for recognising this need and helping us to deliver it.

Bringing choice, value and a world-class network to regional Australia remains a priority for Optus and the use of satellite small cells provides the combined benefits of expanding mobile coverage in a concentrated local area in rural and remote locations. We have previously delivered a number of satellite small cells in Western Australia and we know that this technology will deliver choice and much needed capacity to these towns once the 4G upgrade is installed, added Mr Sheridan.

Western Australia 4G satellite small cell locations:

Karijini Eco Resort

Karijini Visitor Centre

Home Valley Station

Kalumburu

Burringurrah

Cape Le Grand Lucky Bay

Mindibunga

Alexander Bay

Karijini Campground

Bell Gorge

Parnngurr Community

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