Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:21

Gympie gets a new mobile tower as Optus continues black spot program


Optus has switched on a new mobile tower in the Queensland town of Gympie as it continues work on undertaking its mobile black spot program.

Optus say the new tower in the suburb of Southside will help improve 4G mobile coverage across the Gympie region.

Optus’ Territory general manager for Wide Bay, Mungo O’Brien, said, “Optus remains committed to providing fast and effective mobile and internet coverage for customers across Wide Bay.

“In the past 12 months, we have built new sites in Garapine, North Monkland, Goomeri, Cooloola Cove, Widgee Crossing South and have just switched on a new tower in Southside.

“Optus has invested $1.3 million across region last financial year and these new sites will provide improved indoor and outdoor mobile coverage and increase downloads speeds for locals and visitors to the Gympie area as well as motorists travelling along the Bruce Highway.”

In addition to these new sites, Optus says it has plans to invest a further $500,000 in the Wide Bay region — where Gympie is located — in this financial year by building a new site in Tin Can Bay central.

“We understand it’s important that our customers have strong mobile coverage when they are working and living in regional Australia, which is why we are continuing to invest in regional Queensland and across Wide Bay,” O’Brien added.

Local Optus franchisee Ricky and Libby Manthey said the completion of the new mobile tower in Southside would help strengthen mobile coverage in the suburb and surrounds.

“Optus is continuing to invest in its mobile network across the Wide Bay region and as the local franchisee here in Gympie, it’s great to know our customers are continuing to see an improving Optus network in the region,” said Manthey.


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).



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