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The agreement will allow wider coverage through access to nearly 1,000 additional mobile sites strengthening Optus’ services.
In a statement, Optus announced the signing of a binding Memorandum of Understanding with Vodafone Hutchison Australia and Vodafone Network. Optus customers will receive wider coverage through access to nearly 1,000 additional mobile sites strengthening Optus’ 3G and 4G services across Australia.
The expanded agreement will provide an approximately 20% increase in the overall number of mobile sites on the Optus mobile network by 2015 that will deliver even better network consistency, faster data speeds and broader coverage for customers.
“Optus is committed to delivering what matters most to our customers – a network that strives to provide better services every day. Today’s agreement ensures Optus can accelerate its aggressive push to bring customers a leading mobile network for today and tomorrow,” said Kevin Russell, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Australia.
“We will bring quicker data speeds, better call quality, and improved performance in more places to ensure Optus customers stay closer to family and friends through the latest mobile services,” Mr Russell said.
The expanded arrangements will provide five key benefits for Optus: enhanced coverage, accelerated delivery of serivces, improved cost efficiencies, exclusive roaming partner and community benefit.