The telco said in a statement that the new tower would improve coverage in the area around the intersection of Connor and Archbold Roads, as well as Paradise Street and the Mackay train station.
The Paget tower is also expected to provide capacity relief for adjacent sites, easing congestion in the area.
Optus Territory general manager for Central Queensland, Madonna Burgess, said: “Optus’ investment in Mackay’s South East has helped improve coverage and capacity for those in Paget, as well as providing choice for local businesses and residents by offering a fantastic mobile services alternative.
“We are thrilled customers will benefit from an improved network in Mackay’s South East and remain committed to investing in the region.
With the Paget tower, Optus said that its 4G network now covered 97.4% of the Australian population.