In recent days, Optus has switched on its first LTE towers in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast CBDs.
In a statement, Optus has said that it enabled the towers 'in readiness for the growing number of holidaymakers travelling with new 4G tablet and handset devices.' However, some Optus users have reported being able to access LTE services for some weeks already. I'm not sure why Optus would try to keep it a secret until now, but I'm sure they have their reasons. In any case, it's all official now, Optus has 4G in Queensland, and Telstra will be obliged to pull down its banners proclaiming themselves to be the only 4G player in town.
Optus also added that more towers will come online in Surfer's Paradise over summer. Optus already provides LTE services in Newcastle, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.