Optus today announced a $4 million commitment to improve 4G mobile coverage in and around Sale including at the RAAF Base.
In the next 12 months, Optus will build six new sites at West Giffard, Sale RAAF base, Woodside, North Sale, in east Longford and the Sale CBD.
Optus Regional Market Manager for Gippsland Jayson Grool said the new sites would provide improved coverage for customers travelling to and from Sale, especially along the Princes Highway and the South Gippsland Highway.
The announcement was made at the official opening of the new Optus store in Raymond Street, Sale.
The store was officially opened by Australian Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester.
Mr Chester welcomed Optus’ investment into improved mobile phone services across Gippsland.
“Mobile phones have become an essential part of everyday life, with medical clinics and schools using apps and SMS to confirm appointments and contact customers,” Mr Chester said.
“Even tasks such as claiming Medicare rebates and accessing fixtures for junior sport now rely on access to a smart phone.
“I commend Optus for its commitment to the Gippsland community in choosing to upgrade services and invest in the new Sale store.”
Optus recently upgraded coverage at Kilmany and activated new sites at Heyfield and West Sale, which are delivering improved mobile coverage and faster download speeds for customers in the region.
In July, Optus announced plans to spend $1 billion to improve and expand its mobile network in regional Australia. Mr Grool said today’s announcement forms part of this pledge.