Optus And Uber Team Up, Trialling In-Car 4G Wi-Fi

Written by Martin Kovacs     30/03/2016 | 11:36 | Category: INDUSTRY

Optus has partnered with ride-sharing service Uber, with the collaboration to see the trial of in-car 4G Wi-Fi for selected vehicles.

Optus And Uber Team Up, Trialling In-Car 4G Wi-FiThe trial will initially be rolled out in 100 vehicles in Sydney and Melbourne, with the Wi-Fi device allowing for up to 10 devices to be connected at the same time.

"Uber has fundamentally changed the way we think about getting from point A to point B, and for us this is an opportunity to create a truly connected experience for drivers and riders by using our super-fast 4G Plus network," Steve Long, Optus director, local markets, commented.

"Recognising that online access is a critical component of the Uber experience, we are offering exclusive offers to both drivers and passengers to access the fast and reliable Optus network while they are in transit."

Optus states that the partnership will see the introduction of Uber as a business travel resource for Optus employees, with the current phase of activity to include an exclusive offer made available to Uber drivers.

"Optus has truly embraced the benefits of ride-sharing today by enabling their employees to access safe and reliable rides at the touch of a button, while Optus' deal for driver-partners will help make Uber the best and most efficient platform for partners to earn a flexible income," Brent Annells, Uber head of business ANZ, commented.