REGION – Twelve new sites on the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island will have new infrastructure built to improve mobile coverage.
Optus state manager Steve Fairfield said Carrickalinga, Clayton, Currency Creek, Langhorne Creek, Middleton, Port Elliot, Encounter Bay, Encounter Bluff, Mount Compass North, and Woodchester, along with Nepean Bay West and American River on KI, would be “activated” by the company over two years.
Mr Fairfield said Optus was spending $7.6 million on improving coverage in the region, as a response to customer feedback.
“Our customers have told us they want better indoor and outdoor coverage when they are at home and away, and that’s why we are investing $7.6 million to improve coverage, deliver faster download speeds, and reduce blackspots along key transport links including the Princes Highway, Southern Expressway, South Eastern Freeway and Victor Harbor Road,” he said.
The new sites follow recent upgrades made at sites at Goolwa, Strathalbyn, Milang, Hindmarsh Island, Victor Harbor, and Mount Observation.
The spend is part of $1.5 billion being invested in expanding and strengthening networks nation-wide.
Optus also recently opened its first store in Victor Harbor, at Victor Harbor Central.
More than 45 million calls and 80 million SMS messages are handled by Optus each day.