Optus says completion of work on a new mobile site in Maddingley in Victoria will provide improved coverage for mobile users on the state’s rail network.
Residents in and around Dulong, Queensland, are now duly celebrating long awaited "new and improved mobile coverage", and it's all "thanks to the Coalition Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program".
Telstra will begin working next month on the provision of mobile coverage in the Geelong rail tunnel, the company said in a statement today. A critical part of the work is expected to be completed by the end of June.
Workers from Telstra have scaled a 100-metre high transmission tower to install equipment that will provide mobile coverage to the remote Gulf town of Gregory.
Optus will invest $20 million to improve mobile coverage across the Gold Coast, including new mobile towers to improve coverage at Carrara Stadium, the Commonwealth Games Village, Currumbin and Main Beach.
The famous Pub With No Beer has had beer for quite some time, but it’s only now, halfway through 2017, that mobile coverage is finally on tap.
Australia's second biggest telco Optus has announced an investment of $7 million to improve mobile coverage in and around Busselton, Margaret River and Bunbury.
Vodafone is expanding its Tasmanian network with six new towers in and around Launceston and upgrading a number of existing sites to provide improved 4G services to its customers in the city.
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.
Optus is boosting its investment in regional mobile phone coverage, announcing plans for the installation of satellite small cells across six different locations in South Australia and five locations in the Northern Territory.
Optus is installing nine satellite small cells along almost 2000km of highway across Western Australia which the telco says provide the potential for an inexpensive and flexible alternative to traditional mobile towers.
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).
Optus is boosting mobile coverage for locals and travellers across 12 remote locations in the Northern Territory with the introduction of cells that provide mobile coverage through its satellites.
Vodafone has alleviated more mobile phone blackspots with the completion of a new mobile base station at Invergowrie near Armidale in north-west NSW to deliver increased coverage to mobile users in the region.
The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has promised a re-elected Coalition government would allocate $60 million in funding to the national mobile blackspot program.
Mobile phone coverage in rural areas is patchy at best. Vodafone has announced twelve more areas will soon be added to its coverage.
The first communities to benefits from ‘improved mobile coverage’ under the ‘Mobile Black Spot Programme’ are Cheepie and Marlborough in QLD and Deniliquin in NSW.
A review of the adequacy of telecommunications services in regional Australia has made a dozen recommendations to improve mobile coverage, maximise benefits from the NBN rollout and develop consumer safeguards.
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