Australian operator Optus has announced details of its 5G Home Broadband service which is underpinned by a plan to deliver 1,200 5G sites by March 2020. In partnership with Nokia, which is supplying the 5G RAN and Fastmile 5G CPEs, Optus 5G sites are now live in two suburbs in Canberra, with an additional site live in Sydney and 47 more sites planned to be online by March 2019.

Optus will enable select customers to be part of the first wave of Optus 5G Home Broadband through an Expressions of Interest campaign in selected areas. Optus 5G Home Broadband will offer unlimited data for AUD 70 per month with a 50Mbps Satisfaction Guarantee.

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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”, said Optus CEO Allen Lew.

Optus plans to deliver 5G sites across the ACT, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia by March 2020…SNIP

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