World News – AU – Optus breaks real 5G speed record, unveils plans to build Australia’s fastest 5G


Optus broke the Australian record for actual commercial 5G speeds with a download speed of over 25Gbps * on a Samsung Galaxy S20 5G device, as it launches the first of its ultra 5G sites -high speed for Sydney and Melbourne

Together with technology partner Ericsson and Samsung, Optus used mid-band spectrum and 5G carrier aggregation to achieve these speeds at a live site in Sydney Another 150 ultra-high-speed 5G sites will be deployed on existing Optus 5G infrastructure by November, in selected areas of Sydney and Melbourne

As they are rolled out, these new super-high-speed sites will deliver a real speed boost to Optus customers with capable 5G handsets and a 5G SIM card, said Optus CEO, Lambo Kanagaratnam Networks,

The speeds we have achieved today are a real taste of what we are able to deliver to Optus 5G Mobile customers in the months to come as we gradually roll out ultra high-speed 5G sites. in Sydney and Melbourne

M Kanagaratnam said speed is an essential part of 5G but not all speeds are created equal

Optus 5G super high speed sites are the next step in our ambition to provide Australians with the fastest 5G network This is not lab technology, this technology is available now and we have a plan ambitious roll-out over the next few months to ensure that more of our Optus 5G Mobile customers will benefit from these gigabit speeds

Optus home internet customers will also get a taste of even higher 5G home internet speeds, with Optus planning to unlock 100 MHz mid-band spectrum to 3500 MHz for users in certain regions. Sydney and Melbourne in the coming months

The Optus 5G home internet service already offers average download speeds of 214 Mbps and this increase in spectral bandwidth of around 60% will translate into even faster average speeds for customers

We rate our 5G home internet as the best in Australia and it’s already fast in recent weeks, we’ve seen more and more customers experience download speeds above 300Mbps and with access to this 100 MHz medium band spectrum, we would expect to see these speeds increase even higher We are leading the 5G home internet market and having been available to customers for over a year, we understand the way our customers use this product and with multiple devices all streaming content simultaneously, we know that this speed increase will be welcome, added Mr. Kanagaratnam

Optus also offers its customers a 5G Price Match Guarantee on the purchase of 5G phones stocked by Optus, ensuring that customers get the latest 5G handsets for the best price in Australia

Optus currently has over 920 5G locations with its multi-award winning 5G network now available in over 650,000 Australian homes, and the rollout continues at pace

* As customers will see their service delivered over the lightning-fast 5G Optus network, the actual speed of each customer will vary depending on factors such as distance from the 5G tower, local conditions and internet traffic levels


World News – AU – Optus Breaks True 5G Speed ​​Record, Unveils Plans to Build Australia’s Fastest 5G


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