The Cape Tribulation region of north eastern Queensland now has “better than ever” mobile phone coverage following the installation of a new tower in the area by Optus as part of its mobile blackspot program.
Wagga Wagga-based connectivity solutions provider Zetifi has won an American award for its new technology that has been developed to solve connectivity problems in places where there is limited broadband access and little, or no, mobile coverage.
Optus has switched on its 100th mobile black spot tower, with a newly activated tower going live at the south east Queensland town of Boreen Point, as it works towards its goal of delivering a total of 47 mobile black spot sites across Queensland.
Optus has switched on a new tower in Kyneton in regional Victoria to provide coverage and connectivity to the Macedon Ranges by partnering with the Victorian Government to eliminate a mobile blackspot in the area.
A landmark 750 new or improved mobile base stations have now been completed as the Australian Government’s mobile blackspot program to improve and enhance mobile phone coverage in regional and rural Australia continues to be rolled out.
The rural community of Firefly on the NSW mid north coast now has improved mobile phone coverage with the switching on of a new tower co-funded by Optus and the Federal Government as part of the rollout of the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.
Non-profit consumer action group Digital Tasmania has decried the fact that a $5.2 million investment to upgrade mobile services in Tasmania's west coast region has been limited to just one mobile operator – Telstra.
Optus has switched on two new mobile sites in the Northern Territory as it progresses work on its mobile blackspot program.
Australia’s second largest telco Optus is preparing to build 16 new mobile sites as part of the NSW Government’s mobile black spot program at a total cost of $12 million, with half of the funding provided by Optus itself and half by the State Government.
Australia’s second largest telco Optus is investing a further $23.6 million into its South Australian network, building more than 40 new sites by the end of March next year in a move aimed at improving network coverage and to deliver faster download speeds.
Telstra has switched on its 400th base station under the federal government’s programme to overcome mobile black spots around the country and to enhance mobile communications in regional and remote areas. Newly installed base stations have already facilitated 60 million calls.
The South Australian Government has allocated $555,015 to Optus to build and operate four new mobile phone base stations in the State after $2 million it committed towards the federal government’s mobile black spots programme was not fully utilised.
Telstra is ramping up the deployment of 4G Internet and voice services on small cell technology across regional Australia as part of the second phase of the government’s national mobile blackspot programme.
The coalition pushing for improved regional communications services says the federal government’s newly announced broadband monitoring programme doesn’t go far enough and more needs to be done to redress communications problems still plaguing rural and remote areas.
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) says not enough has been done to get rid of mobile phone blackspots in rural and regional areas of the country and it wants the government to allocate more funding to help alleviate the problems.
Vodafone continues to invest heavily in its mobile network in regional Australia, particularly in blackspot areas with limited or no network coverage, in response to what it says is growing demand for advanced mobile devices and services in regional areas.
Vodafone is set to switch on services in the regional NSW area of Molong — a region identified as a major blackspot impeding mobile coverage — using the National Broadband Network’s Cell Site Access Service (CSAS).
Australia’s second largest telco Optus has secured funding to build 114 new mobile sites as part of the federal government’s mobile blackspot programme aimed at improving mobile coverage across regional and rural Australia.
Telstra says more residents and businesses visitors in rural and regional Australia will soon benefit from its expanded mobile coverage, including superfast mobile broadband, under round two of the federal government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme (MBSP).
The New Zealand government is looking to extend the country’s broadband network to rural areas where blackspots impede mobile phone and broadband coverage.
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