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SingTel’s Optus launches 4G services
05 September 2012
Singapore Telecom’s Australian operation launches LTE in three cities and plans national roll out
Australian operator Optus — owned by Singapore Telecom — has launched 4G services in Sydney, Perth and Newcastle and plans to start in Melbourne in 10 days.
Kevin Russell, CEO of consumer Australia for Optus, said: “Optus is launching 4G services with significant coverage across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Newcastle and this marks the beginning of Optus’s national 4G network rollout”.
The operator is offering two 4G plans as part of the launch and will also offer the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G smartphone as part of the data and voice contract. The plans also include limitless access to social networks, unlimited Optus to Optus calls and unlimited national text messages.
Russell added: “We’re excited about the new opportunities that 4G will provide for Optus customers. Whether that’s downloading multiple songs at the same time, or uploading videos and photos to social media — customers will love the experience and speed that Optus 4G has to offer.” GTB
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