Hon Mick Murray MLA

Hon Mick Murray MLA

Former Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation

    Optus Stadium set to be transformed with 5G technology

    21/01/2021 10:30 AM
    • 5G switched on at Optus Stadium providing ultra-fast connectivity
    • New technology revolutionising the way we watch sport and live performances within stadiums 

    Sports and entertainment fans at Optus Stadium will soon have the added excitement of connecting many times faster with fellow fans through the Optus 5G network while watching their favourite sport or live performance.


    VenuesWest, on behalf of the State Government, together with Optus and VenuesLive, today announced that ultra-fast 5G connectivity had been switched on throughout key areas of Optus 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 new technology with faster download speeds and a more reliable video and app streaming experience - even when 60,000 people are uploading images and streaming video of the event to social media.


    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 stadium experience.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray:


    "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.


    "I would like to thank the team at VenuesWest and VenuesLive for co-ordinating the roll out of this exciting new technology together with Optus, and providing an incredible fans first experience."


    Comments attributed to Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin:


    "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."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400