Independent Senator Rex Patrick has called on both the government and the opposition to amend laws governing telecommunications in Australia and make mobile coverage part of the universal service obligation.
No, it's not an island full of Elvis Presley impersonators, but an island that's part of Tasmania, and it will benefit from an upgrade project that Telstra says will transform connectivity on the island, improve mobile coverage, boost capacity and data speeds and strengthen network resilience.
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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.
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The Victorian Government will spend $626 million on a Digital Future Now initiative to improve mobile coverage and broadband access in regional areas and supporting businesses by creating new jobs in the process.
The 700th Telstra mobile base station completed under the Federal Government Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP) is Arrowsmith East in Western Australia, with over 200 still to come!
Mobile phone coverage in the NSW town of Port Macquarie has been boosted with Optus switching on a new tower in the area which it says will deliver even better mobile coverage and connectivity.
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.
Telstra has completed a $5.2 million upgrade of its network on Tasmania’s west coast, with the project completed more than a year ahead of schedule.
Optus has announced it is offering its wholesale partners — Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) — using its mobile network, voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling across its 4G mobile network.
Free Wi-Fi is now available at 19 train stations on the rail line from Hornsby to Wyong in New South Wales, with Northern Sydney and Central Coast residents in the State getting greater connectivity on their daily commute.
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.
Mobile phone coverage in the city of Shoalhaven in NSW has been boosted with new mobile towers switched on by Optus as it continues the national rollout its blackspot mitigation program.
Train commuters on trains between Hornsby and Wyong on the NSW Central Coast will have greater mobile phone connectivity with completion of the first stage of upgrades to mobile coverage and free Wi-Fi at stations as part of the Federal Government’s mobile blackspot 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.
Tasmania’s west coast region is set to get improved mobile coverage as part of a joint project development by the Federal Government with Telstra.
Optus has switched on a new tower in the suburb of Bohle Plains in greater Townsville to boost mobile coverage in the area as part of the national telcommunications black spot alleviation program.
Optus has switched on two new mobile sites in the Northern Territory as it progresses work on its mobile blackspot program.
Optus says it has successfully secured funding to build 49 new mobile sites as part of Round 4 of the Federal Government's mobile black spot program.
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