Optus announced today it will continue to improve mobile coverage across West Arthur after switching on two new mobile towers at Darkan and Bokal.
The new tower at Darkan and site at Bokal covering Boyup Brook-Arthur Road will provide greatly improved 4G mobile coverage and capacity to make and receive calls, texts and access mobile data.
Optus regional Western Australia territory general manager Cameron Edwards said the new sites would ‘not only improve coverage for those living and working in Darkan but also ... for those who travel along the Coalfields Highway every day’.
“The new tower in Darkan will address a known black spot identified by the local community, providing them with dedicated mobile reception for the first time and provide locals with a real choice when it comes to their mobile network provider.“
“This financial year, Optus has plans to invest a further $2.6 million in its mobile network across the Southern Wheatbelt Region, working with local communities to improve mobile coverage in their area.
“This investment will see two new mobile towers in Mount Saddleback and Marradong.”
The Optus mobile network handles over 31 million calls and 80 million SMS messages each day and carries 16,128 terabytes of data each week.