Optus Launches 5G Services for MVNO Partners


As demand for fast, reliable connectivity has never been greater or more critical, Optus is putting 5G communication technology into the hands of wholesale customers with the launch of its 5G mobile wholesale product.

Optus is the first mobile network operator in Australia to offer cutting-edge 5G mobile service access to its wholesale partners, after being the first to deliver 5G Home Broadband to the wholesale market in July 2020.

From today, Mobile Virtual Network Operators who rely on Optus’ network can enable and purchase Optus’ 5G mobile services, delivering 5G mobile’s benefits to their customers.

“We’re excited to bring Optus’ 5G network to our wholesale partners from today. With superfast speeds, 5G delivers a fantastic experience that opens a whole new world of opportunity for our wholesale partners,” said Ben White, Optus Managing Director, Wholesale, Satellite and Strategy.

“We’re committed to bringing new services and additional value to the market that elevates the experience for our wholesale partners’ customers. This offer provides our partners with choice and further flexibility to innovate, grow their mobile operations and enable new products, while leveraging Optus’ 4G and 5G network capabilities.”

5G mobile will offer consumers the chance to experience next-generation communication technology through 5G enabled handsets in areas covered by Optus’ 5G network.

Optus currently has more than 900 5G sites switched on and is rolling out in selected areas. 5G is not yet available in TAS or NT. Customers with a 5G capable phone will be able to purchase a mobile plan from their Service Provider and connect to the Optus 5G network.

5G mobile will be available to select wholesale postpaid partners in line with the Optus 5G roll-out and Optus’ wholesale contracts, with SpinTel the first wholesale partner to enable 5G.