Optus to move Unwired customers to 3G, 4G networks

Unwired customers must find new service by 28 February.

Optus will close the Unwired network on 28 February, an Optus spokesman confirmed. Optus plans to offer Unwired customers its 3G and 4G services instead, he said.

Optus picked up Unwired when it acquired Vividwireless earlier this year for $230 million. Unwired provided fixed wireless services in Melbourne and Sydney. Optus is planning to use Vividwireless spectrum to support its 4G network.

After the acquisition, Optus “undertook a review of the current services available to Unwired customers,” the Optus spokesman said. “As a result, we have taken the decision to close the Unwired network from February 28, 2013.

“Optus will provide a range of great value 4G and 3G mobile broadband plans to ensure existing Unwired customers can continue to do the things they love online."

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