Optus to launch 5G in Q2


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 01 February, 2019


Optus to launch 5G in Q2

Optus has announced plans to launch its first 5G fixed wireless plans in the second quarter, as part of an ambitious 5G rollout schedule which includes plans to deliver 1200 5G sites by March next year.

The company has revealed plans to offer its 5G home broadband plan at $70 per month with unlimited data and a 50 Mbps per month satisfaction guarantee.

Optus currently has three live 5G sites, including two in Canberra and one in Sydney. An additional 47 sites are planned to be online by March, ahead of the launch currently scheduled for the second quarter.

The first 50 5G sites will cover 60 suburbs across the ACT, NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

Optus will initially restrict its 5G fixed wireless customer base to selected customers from the covered suburbs which have applied to become one of the first adopters. Initial rollouts will be limited to only parts of the suburbs.

“This is an historic day for Optus as we begin our exciting 5G journey with the announcement of Optus’s 5G Home Broadband service,” Optus Chief Executive Allen Lew said.

“We will have more 5G sites going live across Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Sydney over the coming months giving a select group of customers the chance to get their hands on our 5G Home Broadband devices in areas of selected suburbs. We will open the service up to more customers and more locations as more devices are released and our 5G cells continue to roll out.”

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