Optus last month became the first mobile operator in Australia to offer femtocells as a full commercial product. Optus promoting them as solution for Optus mobile customers with poor coverage in their homes.
If you’re an Optus mobile user with patchy 3G reception at home or work, and have a broadband connection with at least 1Mbps download speed and 512Kbps upload speed, Optus’ swell femtocell should finally spell the end of potential coverage hell.
Optus has launched what it says is Australia's first mobile operator application developer portal, Optus Partner Connect, designed to give developers the opportunity to showcase and sell their applications direct to the Optus mobile customer base.
After years of being hyped up as a next generation solution to mobile phone coverage problems, femtocell technology has finally hit the Australian market in the shape of a trial being kicked off this week by the nation’s number two telco Optus.
It’s coverage o’clock and all’s femtocwell, or at least soon should be for Australian consumers, as Optus is first to finally brings the femtocell to trial in Australia on parts of its mobile network after big femtocell deployments overseas on various telcos.
Although Optus once had its own pay TV service called Optus Vision, Optus’ vision for a pay TV seemed to go blind once it was all subsumed into Foxtel, but now a report says Optus is preparing a Telstra-like T-Box of its own.
For several years now I have been asking Telstra to bring femtocells to Australia as they eliminate blackspots via existing wired broadband, as Optus put Telstra and David Thodey’s claims of putting the customer first to shame by saying ‘yes’ to an Australian femtocell trial.