Ensuring continuous mobile reception at Melbourne's major events

17 February 2017

If you shared or are sharing pictures or videos live from any of the following events in Melbourne you've got the Visionstream, Optus Wireless Project (OWP) team to thank!

  • Carols by Candlelight - Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • New Year Eve’s 2016 celebrations
  • Australian Open 2017
  • White Night (18 -19 February)
  • Moomba Festival (10 -13 March).

The team have installed a transportable cell tower, or Cell on Wheels (COW) that ensures continuous and enhanced Optus 4G mobile coverage at the events.

The COW caters for major events, where phone and data usage are at higher than normal levels. To deploy one COW can be likened to building almost three permanent mobile sites capacity wise within a week.

Congratulations to the OWP team for the successful deployment of the COW, one week ahead of schedule, and for continuing to bring enhanced coverage to the Australian Open/ White Night and Moomba Festival precinct until March 2017. 

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