Optus switches on its 4G network in Newcastle

Retail and business customers will be able to use Optus' 4G network from next week

Optus will enable its 4G network across Greater Newcastle, Port Stephens, the Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie next week.

The service will be trialled for free by some customers in exchange for feedback on the network’s performance and capability on devices.

Retail customers using the 4G network with Optus will be issued with wireless dongles, while business customers will be allocated mobile Wi-Fi adapters.

Optus will roll out its 4G network in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from mid this year, with Brisbane and Adelaide to be connected from the first half of 2013.

Telstra also recently announced the second phase of its 4G network expansion in Newcastle.

Optus plans to release 4G compatible handsets in the coming months.

Follow Stephanie McDonald on Twitter: @steph_idg

Follow Computerworld Australia on Twitter: @ComputerworldAU

Join the Computerworld Australia group on Linkedin. The group is open to IT Directors, IT Managers, Infrastructure Managers, Network Managers, Security Managers, Communications Managers.

More about: etwork, Optus, Telstra
References show all


John Fletcher


I trailed the optus 4G program and it is a lot faster then 3G.
I would be interested to know what plan you will have and cost to have 4G.

Comments are now closed.
Related Whitepapers
Latest Stories
Community Comments
All whitepapers

Galaxy S5 deep-dive review: Long on hype, short on delivery

MORE IN Partner Zones
Sign up now to get free exclusive access to reports, research and invitation only events.

Computerworld newsletter

Join the most dedicated community for IT managers, leaders and professionals in Australia