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Displaying items by tag: mobile coverage

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Mobility

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.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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).

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Mobility

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has promised a re-elected Coalition government would allocate $60 million in funding to the national mobile blackspot program.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Sunday, 21 February 2016 15:59

Bloody dropouts

Mobile phone coverage in rural areas is patchy at best. Vodafone has announced twelve more areas will soon be added to its coverage.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 26 December 2014 21:35

ACCAN launches new Community Consultation Guide

ACCAN, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, has launched its Community Consultation Guide, designed to ‘help communities address issues with mobile coverage in their areas.’

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) received 36,256 new complaints in the first quarter of the year. That is less than last year, but complaints about excess data charges have increased significantly.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Government has released its response to the 2011–12 Regional Telecommunications Review, 'Empowering Digital Communities' tabled on 23 May, but has failed to respond positively to the major concerns uncovered by the review: mobile coverage and mobile broadband in particular.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 16:19

West Australia to get 113 new Next G mobile sites

West Australia - it's one of the biggest single states on the planet, and in what will surely be welcome news for its citizens (some of whom are still annoyed at the CDMA network's demise), Telstra has won a contract which will see the Next G network nicely expanded.

Published in Mobility
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