Whole lot of speed: Optus launches 5G in home for wholesale partners

5G is in the house, as Optus today announces it is rolling out to its wholesale postpaid partners the ability to enable and purchase services from Optus to offer 5G Home Broadband to their customers.

Optus is the first mobile network operator in Australia to offer access to a 5G service to its wholesale partners or Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). Optus easy plug and play 5G home internet alternative enables users to immediately transform their home broadband experience in a few easy steps, without the need for a technician or professional installation.

Available to Optus wholesale partners now, 5G Home Broadband will offer users the chance to experience next-generation internet that combines the speed of 5G, unlimited data and the convenience of wireless connectivity in an area covered by Optus 5G network.

Ben White, Optus Managing Director, Wholesale, Satellite and Strategy, said: Optus is revolutionising the home broadband experience and were excited to offer this market-first service for our wholesale partners. With superfast speeds and unlimited data, 5G Home Broadband delivers a multi-platform experience that makes it easy to binge on the latest on-demand dramas, game online and stay connected with friends, family and work colleagues through clear video calls.

Providing the latest communication technology and access to the Optus 5G network is part of our commitment to continually provide new value and improved experiences for Optus wholesale partners, said Mr White.

With a simple set up, 5G Home Broadband allows customers to instantly transform their connected home experience. 5G Home Broadband customers can simply plug in the device, follow the steps and its ready to go. And if they move home, customers can take the device with them if their new location is covered by the Optus 5G network.

As we continue our 5G roll-out across Australia, we are excited to keep Australians connected through 5G-fuelled homes. Our investment in the Optus 5G network is shaking up the home broadband market and this announcement will enable even more families to fully experience the tremendous power and potential of 5G in the home. For data-hungry households, the innovative service offers greater speed and bandwidth and can connect multiple devices simultaneously. added Mr White.

Optus currently has more than 860 5G sites switched on and is rolling out in selected areas. 5G is not available in TAS or NT.

5G Home Broadband will be available to select wholesale postpaid partners in line with the Optus 5G roll-out and Optus wholesale contracts. SpinTel will be the first wholesale partner to enable 5G in the initial wholesale roll-out. Commercial terms between Optus and wholesale partners are confidential.

Optus wholesale postpaid partners include, Circles.Life, iPrimus, Acurus, Bendigo Telco, BTB, Commander, Moose Mobile, Southern Phone, SpinTel, Dodo, Vaya, 2SG.

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