While Telstra has a much larger footprint than its rival Optus, it is slowly catching up. The telco has announced today that it has expanded its 4G network to cover Wollongong and the Illawarra region, switching on five towers in central Wollongong.
Optus will start work on upgrading its towers to expand the reach of its 4G network and upgrade its 3G network in the region. The areas of Shellharbour, Kiama, Figtree, Woonona, Maddens Plains, Calderwood, Fern Hill, Unanderra, Port Kembla, West Dapto, Warilla, Shell Cove and Blackbutt will soon have 4G coverage within the next six months.
Albion Park, Austimer, Berkeley North, Bulli Station, Cobblers Hills East, Coledale, Fairy Meadow, Farmborough Heights, Gwynneville, Kanahooka, Koonawarra, Lakelands, Mt Ousely, Mt St Thomas North, North Wollongong, Ocean Park, Primbee, Russell Vale, Scarborough, Thirroul, Unanderra South, Warilla, Windang, and Yallah will have 4G coverage in the next 18 months.
The network expansion comes after the telco yesterday announced a major expansion of its 4G network in Adelaide with 25 new sites switched on.