Optus to Rollout 5G Home Broadband Service in Clayfield

Clayfield will be one of the 13 Queensland suburbs to experience Optus’ 5G Home Broadband. Optus, the second largest telecommunication company in Australia, will be the first to commercialise the technology.

Optus said the initial services are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2019. Presently, Optus has four live-in network 5G cells, two in Canberra and one in Sydney.

Optus recently added its fourth live 5G site in Kellyville. They will open up expressions of interest from customers once the interoperability testing in Kellyville is done.

Optus plans to deliver 1,200 5G sites by March 2020, in partnership with Nokia who are supplying the 5G RAN and Fastmile 5G CPEs. Optus Chief Executive Allen Lew announced there will be more 5G sites going live across Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Sydney over the coming months.

The 1,200 sites will include “residential locations and other key customer hotspots surrounding airports, train stations, sports stadiums and CBD locations.”

Select customers will also experience 5G services on-the-go, as Optus is working with a range of smartphone manufacturers. Lew added that they will announce details about 5G smartphone handset availability and plans in the future.

Optus 5G Home Broadband Plan

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The Home Broadband Plan which comes with a 5G modem is priced at $70/month. It promises unlimited data and a superior speed of 50mbps. Optus has a 50mps Satisfaction Guarantee, wherein they will cancel the contract without cancellation fees if subscribers are not satisfied with their 50 mbps download speeds.

“We will continue to adopt a multi-vendor approach to our network technology infrastructure that will drive innovation and competition, which is critical to Optus’ DNA,” Lew said.

Residents in Clayfield should lodge an Expression Interest. Optus noted that not all addresses within the suburb listed will be 5G serviceable. If the address is serviceable, Optus will send an invitation to place an order for 5G Home Broadband online.  

For regular updates on the 5G rollout, visit Optus.