Optus switches on new tower in Redgate, WA

Improves coverage across parts of the Margaret River

Optus has switched on a new site in Redgate, bringing improved mobile coverage to South West WA.

The new tower, located near Caves Road, brings increased coverage along key tourist routes through the Margaret River winery district, including the Leeuwin Estate Winery. The new mobile site has been built to provide residents, businesses and visitors with dedicated 4G coverage to make and receive calls, texts and access mobile data.

Speaking about the new tower, Cameron Edwards, Optus Territory General Manager Regional Western Australia said, We have been working hard over the last 12 months to improve mobile and data coverage in South West WA and this new site in Redgate is central to that commitment.

Along with the amazing wineries, the Margaret River region hosts a number of world class events and concerts and this new tower will provide much needed coverage and ease the load on other sites in the area, particularly during the peak tourism season.

Optus has shown its commitment to providing great coverage to our customers across South West, WA having switched on 10 new towers across the region in the last 12 months. These new sites continue to provide improved connectivity for our customers as well as offering real choice and competition for residents in the region, said Mr Edwards.

The 10 sites switched on by Optus in South West, WA in the last 12 months include: Lakes Road, Beaufort River, Greenfields Peel Health, Boyup Brook, Redgate, Molloy Island, Dardanup, Gracetown, Kendenup and Albany North East.

The Optus mobile network handles over 31 million calls and 80 million SMS messages each day and carries 16,128 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.

Optus continues to invest in its network to improve coverage, reliability and speed across its Australian mobile network. The Optus mobile network possesses a unique mix of technology partners, global alliances and expansive spectrum holdings that position it as a leader in the Australian telecoms landscape.

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