Phone tower discord

26 Aug 2019
TelstraNews

FRUSTRATED Robinson residents are fighting for a 40m-high telecommunications facility proposed for their suburb to be knocked back by City councillors amid concerns of property devaluation and radiation exposure.

At an informal community meeting last week, residents from and near Home Road aired their apprehensions about a Telstra phone tower planned for 60 Home Road.

The tower would form part of Telstra’s 4GX network and prepare the Albany region for the new 5G network.

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Plan to block new phone tower

26 Aug 2019
TelstraNews

A Robinson woman is determined to stop a new mobile tower going up in her suburb, with a petition launched in an attempt to stop the project going ahead.

Wendy Bunbury has called on her neighbours to challenge the proposed 40m-tall radio tower on Home Road.

So far a petition has about 60 signatures, which will go to the City of Albany urging the council to block approval for the tower, which would be unpainted.

To continue reading the article: click here. (thewest.com.au)

What does the future hold for voice-based communication?

26 Aug 2019
TelstraNews

As the Voice and Video Group Owner and Executive at Telstra, our team is responsible for the millions of voice and video calls that go through Telstra’s products, platforms and networks every day, whether it’s for consumers, enterprises or contact centres. Put simply, our job is to keep Australians connected.

But the nature of these connections has changed over time. We have reached ‘peak telephony’ in the developed world – people are using less traditional voice and SMS and more data-driven messaging applications, a trend that began in 2015.

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You will need Optus to take advantage of phone hotspot fix

26 Aug 2019
OptusNews

Katherine mobile phone users will need Optus phone plans to take advantage of planned mobile blackspot fixes across the NT.

A majority of local phone users are believed to have Telstra enabled phones in the region.

A new mobile tower being funded by the Federal Government at (Leliyn) Edith Falls was seen as a potential lifesaver, given recent search efforts in the area.

Tourists had also welcomed the arrival of the blackspot fix to the popular campsite and swimming hole.

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Remote parts of Northern Territory get mobile coverage for first time

26 Aug 2019
OptusNews

Optus has switched on two new mobile sites in the Northern Territory as it progresses work on its mobile blackspot program.

The telco says the two-new satellite small cell sites located at Wangi Falls and Florence Falls bring much needed mobile coverage to parts of the Territory for the first time.

The new cells allow visitors to the falls with the ability to make and receive calls - and will also provide coverage for all visitors to make calls to emergency services regardless of their network carrier.

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What do GPs need to know about the new 5G network?

26 Aug 2019
InTheNews

Do community concerns about the health impacts of the new 5G mobile network match the evidence? Scientist Dr Ken Karipidis lays out the facts.

5G, the fifth generation of mobile networks, is being rolled out across the country, with estimates that most Australians should be able to access it by 2020.
 
Touted to be much faster than 4G, with a far greater capacity for data transfer, many predict the new network will enable as much of a leap forward in telecommunications as its predecessor did in 2011.
 

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Cricketers call stumps on phone tower

18 Aug 2019
TelstraNews

After two seasons without training nets at Banksia Reserve, the cricketers of Beaumaris Cricket Club are joining Bayside City Council to call for the immediate relocation of the Telstra mobile phone tower at the Reserve to allow the nets to be built.

Bayside City Council Mayor Cr Michael Heffernan said despite Telstra recently agreeing to commence the relocation on 1 August 2019, the work is yet to commence and they have not provided any formal update.

“We are very disappointed that Telstra is keeping Council and the Beaumaris Cricket Club in the dark as to when the mobile phone tower will be moved,” he said.

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‘Constant duck shoving’ on tower

18 Aug 2019
InTheNews

Albany Sea Rescue co-ordinator Chris Johns says his organisation does not want to be used as a political tool after becoming frustrated with a lack of action on building a new mobile tower near The Gap.

After funding promises from the Federal Government in April, the Advertiser understands construction of the new macrocell tower is unlikely to start this year.

Mr Johns, who was invited to attend the press conference for the funding announcement, said he was under the impression work would start this year.

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Optus switches on 50th tower in North Qld for black spot alleviation

18 Aug 2019
OptusNews

Optus has switched on a new tower in the Townsville suburb of Black River in North Queensland, the 50th tower to go live in the region as part of the black spot alleviation program.

The new site will deliver dedicated Optus coverage in the suburb of Black River as well as the surrounding area of Jensen and Beach Holm for the first-time enabling residents, businesses and visitors to make and receive calls, texts and access mobile data.

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Optus improves Central NSW mobile services as blackspot program continues

18 Aug 2019
OptusNews

Optus has switched on its third mobile black spot site in Central NSW this financial year with a new tower located in Summer Hill Creek bringing improved access to mobile coverage in the region for residents and businesses.

The new tower located off Ophir Road is now providing over 70 square kilometres of new and enhanced coverage in the region, including a 12 kilometre stretch along Ophir Road.

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