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Optus switches on nation’s first ever 5G broadband line

Optus has switched on the first sites in its 5G home broadband service, making it the first carrier in Australia to commercialise the technology.

Two 5G home broadband sites are now live in Canberra and one in Sydney, with another 47 set to be up-and-running nationally within two months.

Chief executive Allan Lew doesn’t believe a ban on Huawei products in the nation’s 5G network will hamper the firm’s efforts to turn on 1200 sites by March of next year.

Optus is inviting Australians living in 60 suburbs covered by the first 50 sites – in the ACT, NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia – to apply to be the first to use the technology, with a little hand-holding at first.

Mr Lew joins Ross Greenwood with the details.

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