Optus offers free Wi-Fi for Australian Open

  • Optus is offering free Wi-Fi to tennis fans during the Australian Open
  • Optus has improved mobile coverage in the area
  • Grand Slam tournament held from 16-29 January 2012

Optus is offering free Wi-Fi to tennis fans during the Australian Open in Melbourne Park for the duration of the two-week tournament.

All visitors, regardless of which carrier they are using, will have access to free Wi-Fi, Optus said. Optus is a sponsor of the annual Grand Slam, held in Melbourne.

However, Optus customers attending the event will benefit from improved mobile coverage this year, as the telco has spent $3 million over the last 18 months boosting infrastructure in the area.

Optus sponsorship and community programs group manager Jann Kohlman, said: "At this year's Australian Open, we are dedicated to delivering seamless connectivity and innovation to tennis fans for the duration of the tournament."

In addition, Optus customers can access Seven's live coverage of the event through a TV and video app on their 3G compatible mobile.

The telco has also upgraded its Go Places app, which offers discounts on nearby restaurants and cafes, plus turn-by-turn navigation to help uses locate their destination.

The Australian Open 2012 is held in Melbourne at Melbourne Park between 16-29 January.