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South Australians with a need for speed are now getting their wish, as Optus upgrades the technology in their capital city to support the bandwidth offered by LTE.

From this week, Optus is switching on 25 new 4G sites and upgrade 150 of the 3G sites South Australians rely on a daily basis for, upgrading the coverage and speed capable from its network.

“Today we are pleased to announce that Optus 4G has been expanded to even more areas of the city [Adelaide],” said David Epstein, Vice President of Corporate and Regulator Affairs at Optus.

“Together with our 3G upgrades, we’re continuing to delight customers from Gawler in the north, to McLaren Vale in the south – providing them with stronger 3G coverage and a better experience whether in the home or out and about.”

With the new sites, Optus customers with 4G phones in SA can receive the high speeds in Adelaide, North Adelaide, Hackney, Norwood, Rose Park, Toorak Gardens, Glenside, West Lakes, Mile End, Hindmarsh, Modbury, and a bunch of other places.

We’re told that the next two years will add even more sites to the network, boosting strength to both networks.