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New Optus Internet Gamer plan promises great wifi, less congestion

Though you really should go wired if you can...

A new Optus Internet Gamer plan promises “great Wifi coverage” and will “address congestion issues for gamers in households where multiple devices are being used,” the telco today proclaimed.

As part of the package, a new ASUS DSL-AX5400 gaming modem will be bundled with a 100/20 NBN connection, unlimited data cap and 6-month trial of Optus Game Path.

Priced at $89 AUD/month for the first six months, the package will then set you back $99 AUD/month onward. It also includes a static IP address and Optus Sport and OS Fitness.

“We are delighted to be working with a world leading partner in the gaming space with this exclusive device, ASUS to provide an exciting new option for our Optus nbn customers,” said Clive Dickens, VP of TV & Content at Optus. “This is a key milestone of our Living Network strategy and is the latest initiative to provide gamers with a world-class network experience.

“Our new Optus Internet Gamer nbn plan packs a punch with features to optimise the experience including unlimited data, a fast 100Mbps typical busy period download speed (7pm – 11pm) , a dedicated WiFi6 gaming router that prioritises gaming traffic and a 6-month trial of Game Path to reduce lag and jitter.”

“We believe Australia is the perfect market to have routers that cater specifically for gamers to get the best performance and match their desired gameplay experience,” added Account Management Director Dale O’Halloran & Senior Product Manager Steven Lin of ASUS.

“Together with Optus we’ve been able to help design a cutting edge VDSL router to deliver WiFi 6 and prioritise gameplay. Our teams worked tirelessly to bring together what we feel will be the BEST VDSL router from any ISP currently in market. We are very proud of what we are able to bring to households (especially gamers) looking for improved wireless capabilities.”

We’d recommend that any gamer serious about speed consider a wired connection from their router to their gaming device of choice.

You can find out more about the plan here.

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