Optus declares plans for 5G dwelling broadband with NBN speeds

With the NBN rollout anticipated to achieve completion a while in 2020, Optus has introduced it’s already planning an...

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Optus announces plans for 5G home broadband with NBN speeds

With the NBN rollout anticipated to achieve completion a while in 2020, Optus has introduced it’s already planning an alternate high-speed web choice that makes use of its soon-to-be-available 5G know-how.

The Australian telco has revealed will probably be launching 5G Home Broadband in sure suburbs in Australia and has set a approach for customers to register their interest.

Although prospects can already join extra data, the majority of the 5G units aren’t scheduled for supply till mid-2019, nevertheless Optus additionally states that “a limited number of customers may get a device sooner”.

Plan particulars

So far, there is just one plan on provide, which can value $70 monthly on a 24-month contract and supply limitless knowledge at a minimal assured velocity of 50Mbps. If prospects aren’t capable of obtain this minimal velocity, they’ll cancel the contract with none additional charges.

This minimal velocity assure is probably going in response to the penalties that the ACCC dished out with reference to Retail Service Providers (RSPs) falsely promoting their NBN speeds.

Optus has additionally introduced some month-to-month plan choices, however no additional pricing particulars can be found at this level. Considering Optus’ different plans of this nature, they’ll probably incur an upfront value that features the acquisition of the 5G system.

As far as pricing is anxious, this $70 plan prices the identical because the 50Mbps NBN plan additionally provided by Optus, nevertheless the NBN plan doesn’t have something in the way in which of velocity ensures and solely presents typical busy interval speeds of 40Mbps.

Limited launch

At current, solely prospects dwelling in sure suburbs are capable of apply, with residents exterior these areas being instructed to examine again with Optus commonly to see if it’s develop into accessible of their area.


  • Bidwill
  • Blackett
  • Bonnyrigg
  • Daleys Point
  • Dharruk
  • Emerton
  • Glendenning
  • Koolewong
  • Lethbridge Park
  • Minchinbury
  • Niagara Park
  • Phegans Bay
  • Richmond Lowlands
  • Shalvey
  • Springfield
  • St Huberts Island
  • St Johns Park
  • Tascott
  • Tregear
  • Warriewood
  • Warwick Farm
  • Woy Woy Bay
  • Yattalunga


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


  • Barton
  • Campbell
  • Dickson
  • Franklin
  • Harrison
  • Mitchell
  • Russell
  • Wanniassa
  • Weetangera


  • Old Reynella
  • Reynella East
  • Trott Park


  • Bellevue
  • City Beach
  • Eden Hill
  • Henderson
  • Hilton
  • Kiara
  • Lockridge
  • Midland
  • Mosman Park
  • Orange Grove
  • South Guildford
  • Wattleup
  • White Gum Valley

These choose suburbs are solely in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the ACT in the meanwhile, with different states and territories being instructed that “5G is not currently being rolled out” of their respective space and to “check back” later.


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