Kenmore, Kenmore Hills Among First Suburbs in Australia to Experience 5G

Optus is launching its 5G Home Broadband service in 60 initial suburbs across Australia. Kenmore, Kenmore Hills and 11 other suburbs in Queensland are included in the initial rollout, which should happen starting mid-2019.

Expression of Interest

Residents from the first 60 suburbs covered by the 50 sites are invited to send their expression of interest to avail of the 5G service. With 5G, subscribers get unlimited data, 50 Mbps satisfaction guaranteed at a rate of $70/month, or a minimum total cost of $1,680 for 24 months.

Interested residents can register their interest at Optus will then check if the resident’s address is serviceable for 5G.

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The company also stressed that not all addresses in covered suburbs are guaranteed serviceable for 5G. Initial coverage will be for limited areas within the suburb as serviceability will depend on network coverage, capacity within your suburb, and modem availability.

If the address can be serviced with 5G, Optus will notify the resident. The customer can expect to receive the 5G device starting mid-2019. However, some customers may get the device earlier.

Local Resources

5G is a plug and play self-installation, so there is no need for a visit from a technician.

If at any time during the contract, the subscriber is not satisfied that they are not getting download speeds of at least 50Mbps, they can cancel the contract without cancellation fees.

Future Rollout

Optus Chief Executive Allen Lew considers the initial rollout as a historic event for Optus.

“We will have more 5G sites going live across Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Sydney over the coming months giving a select group of customers the chance to get their hands on our 5G Home Broadband devices in areas of selected suburbs,” Mr Lew said.

“Whether it’s binging on your favourite series in 4K, taking on a crafty Fortnite opponent, streaming your favourite Party mix on Spotify or live streaming the latest Premier League match – Optus 5G Home Broadband is designed to deliver customers a great, multi-platform experience. And it is only just the start.”

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Optus 5G will be initially available in these 13 Queensland suburbs:

  • Auchenflower
  • Bellbird Park
  • Brookwater
  • Burpengary
  • Camira
  • Clayfield
  • Gailes
  • Goodna
  • Kallangur
  • Kenmore
  • Kenmore Hills
  • Macgregor
  • Newmarket

The telecommunications company plans to have 1,200 5G sites up and running all over the country by March 2020. These sites would anticipate future demand for 5G and will cover residential areas, airports, train stations, sports stadiums and CBD locations.