Optus has revealed it has made an additional investment of $23.6 million into its South Australian network towards the building of 40 new towers in the state.
The new sites will spread from Kangaroo Island up to Eyre Peninsula, covering major transport corridors, tourist areas and regional towns. The new sites will also include a further six federal and state government Mobile Black Spots.
The investment builds on a previous $45 million made in the last 12 months.
“Our investment in South Australia reflects our commitment to provide people across Australia with a premium national mobile network,” Optus chief executive Allen Lew said.
“We want customers to have a choice when selecting their network carrier, which is why we have invested in over 70 new sites across South Australia in the last 12 months with more than 40 set to come online over the next four months.”
Lew added that the last 12 months has seen a boost in Optus’ services in regional and rural parts of South Australia, with half of the new investment to be put in sites sitting within a regional or rural location.
“We have a rich history here in South Australia and we remain committed to delivering the best possible network and service to our customers across the state,” Lew said.
“Our investment doesn’t stop here. We will continue to respond to our customer needs and invest where it matters most to them to ensure they can access the latest technologies. We look forward to welcoming new customers as we build on our existing network.”