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5G boosts connectivity speed at Optus Stadium

Austadiums   |  Friday 22nd January 2021
5G has been enabled at Perth's Optus Stadium

Perth’s Optus Stadium has become the first sporting venue in Western Australia to be 5G enabled, giving fans ultra-fast internet at sports and entertainment events.

VenuesWest, on behalf of the Western Australian Government, announced on Thursday with Optus and VenuesLive that ultra-fast 5G connectivity had been switched on throughout key areas of the stadium, including the pitch, corporate suites and seating areas.

Visitors to Optus Stadium who have a 5G handset on the Optus network will immediately benefit from the cutting-edge technology with faster download speeds and a more reliable video and app streaming experience, even if everyone at the 60,000-capacity stadium is utilising the network.

5G has also been integrated into the popular Optus Stadium Tour package, offering an immersive and interactive experience for tour patrons that will enhance the venue experience.

Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister, Mick Murray said “5G is set to transform the way we now watch sport and live performances as well as how we connect with everyone, while also significantly enhancing the fans first experience.”

“It is an exciting partnership with Optus as our naming rights partner, with many additional benefits such as added technology support and funding.”

Optus Chief Executive, Kelly Bayer Rosmarin added “5G will be transformative in the home, at work and when we are at play, like cheering on your team or singing along to your favourite artist.”

“We know people have been eager to get back into Optus Stadium with a full crowd and with Optus 5G now enabled throughout the stadium, fans will be able to connect at the speed of their excitement.”

The announcement coincided with the third anniversary of the opening of Optus Stadium to the public.

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Perth’s Optus Stadium has become the first sporting venue in Western Australia to be 5G enabled, giving fans ultra-fast internet at sports and entertainment events.
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