Brookwater To Get Optus 5G Network Ahead Of Other Suburbs In Queensland

Brookwater will be one of the first suburbs in Queensland to get a 5G network upgrade from Optus. The telecom giant is rolling out the service in 12 other sites in the region within the next two months.

The other suburbs that may enjoy Optus’ new 5G home broadband service in the early rollout include Auchenflower, Bellbird Park, Burpengary, Camira, Clayfield, Gailes, Goodna, Kallangur, Kenmore, Kenmore Hills, Macgregor and Newmarket. Residents from these places may now apply for the service and take advantage of unlimited data offer at 50Mbps speed. The new plan will cost $70 a month.

Fifth generation wireless technology, or 5G, provides more bandwidth and better antenna relay for broadband systems. Thus, users may experience a sharp increase in how data is transmitted on their devices with this upgrade.

The 5G devices will be delivered to the customers by mid-2019 once Optus confirms if their address is 5G serviceable. The plan doesn’t require existing phone lines or fixed service.

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Optus wants to have 50 sites up and running with 5G technology across Australia in its initial rollout. The company, however, aims to have 1,200 5G sites all over the country by March 2020 and these sites will comprise not just residential locations but also hotspots like business districts, train stations, airports, and stadiums.

Optus is the first carrier in Australia to offer such a service, which gives the company a competitive advantage over other providers. The telco has partnered with Nokia for this upgrade.