Optus offers super-fast internet speeds to five suburbs
Optus will give select customers in five suburbs the opportunity to sample its 5G Home Broadband product by the end of the month.
In a statement, Optus announced that customers in Bonnyrigg and Minchinbury in Sydney’s west, Niagara Park on the NSW Central Coast, Cook in the ACT and Kenmore outside of Brisbane would be among the first to experience the company’s 5G network.
Optus’s Dennis Wong said the first commercial 5G home broadband service in Glendenning in Sydney’s west had already achieved peak download speeds of 295Mbps and an average download speed of 100Mbps.
“Our peak download speed achieved at our launch in the ACT in January demonstrated download speeds of 170Mbps, so a 50% increase in peak speeds in just a few months shows the rapid evolution and advancement of the 5G ecosystem,” Mr Wong said.
“Our first customers are currently using 5G for video downloads, internet connectivity and browsing but we see exciting 5G consumer applications in the future.
“Despite being in its infancy, we are already gaining valuable insights into the new 5G technology. The technology has matured rapidly over the last few months with more devices being 5G enabled and we are getting a better understanding of how to best tune the technology to improve performance.”
Do you live in one of the five areas earmarked for Optus 5G coverage? Will you take up this offer? Are you excited by the prospect of faster internet speeds on the horizon?