Optus is joining a number of other mobile operators to launch a Telmap-powered navigation solution. Just like that’s the case with other carrier offerings, Optus Navigator also goes beyond simple turn-by-turn navigation.
Included in the deal are real-time traffic updates, powered by Optus’ network of 8 million customers across Australia. Features also include pedestrian navigation mode, 3D moving maps, as well as voice and text instructions announcing street names.
In terms of POI data, the list includes bars, restaurants, petrol stations, parking lots, tourist attractions and cafes from Lonely Planet.
Optus Navigator is readily available and offered free of charge for Optus Business (OB) subscribers. Small business and consumer subscribers can download the app for free, get a free trial and then pay their monthly subscription directly from their monthly Optus bill.
Commenting on the new service launch, Telmap’s CEO Oren Nissim said: “We have partnered with Optus to create a special edition of Telmap Navigator for the Australian market which leverages Optus’ unique traffic service and the Telmap leading technology to provide a complete on-the-go experience for the mass market. Telmap will continue to work closely with mobile operators and support them in offering a competitive local and valuable experience to their subscribers as part of their core services.”