Optus Deploys Dual-Band 5G Production Network in Australia

Optus said it has successfully launched a 2300MHz and 3500MHz spectrum 5G dual-band production network through a partnership with Ericsson and Samsung, calling the network the world’s first. The dual-band network was launched in Australia in Sydney, with Melbourne to follow in the coming weeks.

Optus says it is the first operator to launch dual band 5G in Australia. The 5G dual-band network was developed with Ericsson’s 2300MHz and 3500MHz 5G Radio System equipment.

“As we push ahead with the roll out of our 5G network we are also continuing to test and implement new ways of enhancing our 5G network. Initial findings from our dual-band testing have shown that the use of these two spectrum bands delivered increased 5G capacity and coverage which if deployed will ultimately benefit our customers,” said Kent Wu, Optus head of Network Access Planning and Quality.

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