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Optus expands mobile coverage in Lismore
14 Oct 2009

Optus announced today the continued expansion of its mobile network in the Northern Rivers region of NSW with three new sites being activated in Lismore North, Lismore Central and Bentley.

These facilities will increase Optus 3G coverage in the Lismore and Casino local areas providing better choice and competition for mobile services.

Anthony Shiner, General Manager Optus Country said Optus is continuously raising the bar when it comes to improving mobile coverage.

"Over the past 12 months Optus has expanded its mobile coverage across NSW by investing in new infrastructure in a number of regional areas to improve services for our customers.

"With the Northern Rivers region continuing to record the fastest economic growth in New South Wales, Optus is expecting to see an increase in mobile traffic and is continuing to build important communications infrastructure to support that growth over the coming years," Mr Shiner said.

Having met its target of reaching 96% of the population in December 2008, more Australians now have access to competitively priced wireless broadband and 3G mobile services, delivered through Optus’ mobile network.

"In addition to sites in Lismore, Optus is planning investment in new infrastructure over the next 12 months in a number of towns in the Northern rivers region including North Casino, Byron Bay and Mt Nardi.

"Optus is a real and valuable alternative to Telstra, offering choice and competition to people living and working in Lismore and Casino," Mr Shiner said.

For more information on Optus' products and services please visit Optus' website at www.optus.com.au

Media contact:
Joshua Drayton
Optus Corporate Affairs
Tel: (02) 8082 7850