Improved connection

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Dunsborough resident Dee Kovijanic shows off her cellular network at the new site.
Camera IconDunsborough resident Dee Kovijanic shows off her cellular network at the new site. Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Optus has developed a new cellular network tower at the Dunsborough Playing Fields, improving the depth of coverage for Optus 3G and 4G networks in the Capes.

The tower will upgrade services for residents making and receiving calls, texts and accessing mobile data in remote areas.

Optus territory general manager for regional WA Cameron Edwards said the new tower was part of the company’s ongoing commitment to improving regional coverage.

“The new tower will also provide capacity relief for adjacent sites in the area, so it’s great to know customers are continuing to see an improving mobile network,” he said.

“This improved coverage comes at a crucial time when many families are currently in isolation and staying connected, whether it be for education, business or personal means, it is a necessity.

“Over the coming months, we will continue to closely monitor our network and support our customers.”

The telecommunications company also announced a range of initiatives to help keep customers connected during the COVID-19 restrictions including boosting mobile data allowances, waiving health workers’ mobile access charges for the next three months and making all fixed broadband plans unlimited until May 31, 2020.

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