Optus Turning on Commercial 4G 700MHz Network in Darwin and Perth


Optus is turning on its first commercial 4G LTE 700MHz network in Darwin and Perth CBDs. The launch follows the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) granting Optus an early access commercial licence for 4G 700MHz spectrum.

NSN, Optus Achieve 1.7 Gbps Downlink in a Live Network


Australia's Optus and Nokia Solutions and Networks have attained an aggregate downlink of 1.7 gigabits per second (Gbps) from a single site on the operator’s live network using commercially available NSN equipment.

Optus Launches TD-LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation Network


Australia's Optus has successfully begun testing LTE-Advanced by activating the TD-LTE Advanced carrier aggregation. Optus announced it achieved single user peak speeds of over 160 Mbps on its commercial 4G Plus network in early December.

Optus Turns On TD-LTE Network in Major Cities


Australian operator Optus has turned on its 4G TD-LTE network in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide to complement its existing 4G network.

Optus Expands LTE Coverage, Announces Additional Markets


Australian operator Optus has launched LTE network in Wollongong. Optus has switched on LTE at five mobile sites in central Wollongong, kicking off a series of extensive network upgrades and expansions in the greater Illawarra area in the coming six months, which will also include upgrades to the Optus 3G network.

Optus Launches LTE Service in Gold Coast and Brisbane

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Optus has switched on its first 4G LTE sites for customers in Gold Coast and in the Brisbane CBD. Operator has enabled 4G services at four sites in Surfers Paradise, in readiness for the growing number of holidaymakers travelling with new 4G tablet and handset devices. Optus will also activate additional 4G sites at Surfers Paradise in December.

Optus Launches LTE Network in Sydney, Perth and Newcastle


Australian operator Optus has introduced 4G LTE network in Sydney, Perth and Newcastle and plans to launch LTE services in Melbourne from 15th September, 2012. Optus has also began offering Samsung GALAXY S III 4G to its customers.

Nokia Siemens Networks to Implement Optus’ EPC and Rollout LTE 1800MHz RAN

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Optus has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to modernize its mobile network, refarme the 900 MHz GSM frequency band, and provide infrastructure and services for LTE rollout in Sydney and Perth. In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying LTE core to Optus.

Optus Opens TD-LTE Trial Network, Expands FDD-LTE Network


Australian mobile service provider Optus has expanded the availability of 4G services utilizing its 4G FDD-LTE network in Sydney and Perth. Optus will have two 4G products available, the Optus 4G USB and the Optus 4G mobile Wi-Fi modem.

Optus Completes Vividwireless Acquisition, to Build TD-LTE Testing Facilities


Australian carrier Optus has completed acquisition of the Vividwireless Group from Seven Group Holdings (SGH). With up to 98MHz of spectrum in the 2.3GHz band across key population areas, Optus plans to offer high capacity 4G network.

Optus Switches on LTE Network in Newcastle and Hunter Region


Australian operator Optus has activated its 4G LTE network for select customers across Greater Newcastle, as well as in Port Stephens, the Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie areas. Operator is initially offering these 4G services to select customers for free, in exchange for their feedback on network performance and device capability.

Optus to Acquire Vividwireless, Plans TD-LTE Network


Australian carrier Optus has reached an agreement to acquire Vividwireless Group which operates under the vividwireless and unwired brands for A$230 million cash.

Optus to offer LTE services in April 2012

Australian carrier Optus has announced its LTE rollout plans. From April 2012, Optus will deliver its first 4G LTE services to Newcastle, Port Stephens, the Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie areas.

Optus launches commercial 3G femtocell service

Australia’s Optus has launched femtocell service called Optus 3G Home Zone combined with unlimited call offer.

Optus picks Nokia Siemens Networks for packet core

Australia’s mobile operator Optus has selected Nokia Siemens Networks as its sole packet core vendor in a multimillion dollar agreement to address growing bandwidth req