OPTUS has launched a new product to fix mobile phone blackspots in the home, but says that won’t stop it working to improve its overall coverage.
The telco’s 3G Home Zone is the first major push for femtocell technology in Australia. The idea is that you plug the device into your broadband modem or router, and it creates a 3G network covering the house.
“No mobile network can guarantee great mobile coverage throughout a home if you have thick sandstone walls, upstairs, downstairs,” said Optus consumer marketing director Gavin Williams.
“The Home Zone allows you to have dedicated personalised coverage — 5 bar coverage in your home.”