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Farewell to the public phone box as Kalumburu prepares for its first mobile phone coverage

09 Sep 2018
TelstraNews

While most Australians could not imagine life without their mobile phones, some remote communities are thinking twice about getting coverage, even knocking back the chance of a phone tower.

The Federal Government is spending $220 million subsiding the roll-out of Optus and Telstra coverage at more than 850 regional and remote sites across Australia.

Kalumburu, a community of 500 people on the northern tip of WA, has voted to accept the offer, but there are mixed feelings among locals.

To continue reading the article: click here. (abc.net.au)

Telstra 5G high speeds need dense tower network

09 Sep 2018
TelstraNews

5G CELL technology probably won’t deliver headline speeds to most of rural and remote Australia because it will need a dense network of towers to work.

This unfortunate truth is often overlooked as 5G is a term used for both high frequency bandwidth capable of delivering high speed data, as well a marketing term for advancing features in handsets and security protocols.

Telstra, general manager emerging technology strategy, Warren Jennings said Telstra had recently launched the first 5G cell in regional Australia at Toowoomba, Qld.

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

All Trains Connected – Helping Get People Where They Need To Go

09 Sep 2018
InTheNews

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its record investment to get regional passengers where they need to go, with more support for affordable and better connected journeys.

The Labor Government has now completed the fitting out of Victoria’s entire VLocity train fleet with mobile signal boosters, delivering improved mobile coverage for passengers on the Bendigo, Geelong, Ballarat, Traralgon and Seymour lines.

The project includes the construction of new mobile towers that will combine with the boosters to increase mobile coverage for passengers on the state’s five busiest regional lines. Even on their own, without any new towers, the boosters give passengers mobile coverage for more of their journey.

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

Mobility spending expected to hit $1.8T by 2022

09 Sep 2018
InTheNews

Global spending on mobility solutions will reach US$1.8 trillion in 2022, with consumers expected to provide more than 70 per cent of investment during the forecast period.

According to IDC findings, more than half of this amount will go toward mobile connectivity services and most of the remainder towards devices, mainly smartphones.

IDC forecasts that growth in the consumer sector will be variable but positive with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2 per cent.

 

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

RFNSA discussions

07 Sep 2018
OzTowersMonthly

Just got off the phone with a RFNSA representative, had a very constructive discussion. I believe we came to the understanding that we owe it to the community to come up with some arrangement where it would be beneficial for everyone involved. What form that will take will need to be worked out. But I will continue to keep everyone up to date.

 

UPDATE:

OzTowers needs your help, please have your say here.. What you say will be included in my submission to RFNSA.

UPDATE:

A submission has been sent to RFNSA.

 

Wimmera NBN rollout on target, but not all smooth sailing

07 Sep 2018
NbnNews

The NBN rollout across the Wimmera and Mallee is on target to be finished by 2020.

The long journey to better and more equal digital connection across Australia has not been without its problems.

In the Wimmera and Mallee, some communities such as areas in Horsham are happy with super-fast speeds and connection, while others are wondering why they couldn’t just keep ADSL because it was similar speed and less likely to have service interruptions.

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

New Telstra tower causes mobile coverage issues at Somerset

06 Sep 2018
TelstraNews

Somerset residents have endured patchy mobile phone service since a new Telstra telecommunications tower was installed at East Cam.

Telstra Tasmania Area General Manager Michael Patterson said the disruption was caused by the testing process at the new site.

“We understand the importance of connectivity in the region,” he said. 

“As standard practise for new towers, we are undergoing testing at the new site, which may cause some service disruptions in the area.”

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

Tower boost for train mobiles

06 Sep 2018
OptusNews

Ballarat railway line commuters can expect better mobile coverage near Bacchus Marsh after a new mobile phone tower was switched on last week.

Telecommunications giant Optus finished construction on the tower, at 301 Ironbark Road, Rowsley, last month. Mobile coverage is expected to improve along five kilometres of railway track.

The work was undertaken as part of the state government’s regional rail connectivity project.

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

Official opening of Telstra coverage tower in Landsborough

06 Sep 2018
TelstraNews

LANDSBOROUGH residents have marked the official launch of the town's new mobile base station.

 The mobile base station was switched on during May, providing residents with new or improved mobile coverage under the federal government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

Member for Wannon Dan Tehan said the infrastructure upgrade was important for the region.

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

TPG Voda merger sure to have some growing pains

04 Sep 2018
TpgNews

Redundancy and Huawei headwinds.

The proposed merger between challenger carriers Vodafone Australia and TPG has raised as many questions as answers after the chief executives of both the telcos mounted a spirited push to sell the deal to shareholders ahead of regulatory scrutiny.

Fronting a media call on Thursday morning, TPG chief executive David Teoh and Vodafone Australia chief executive Iñaki Berroeta both skilfully navigated around two sizable elephants in the room: the extent of job losses from the transaction and what role the ban on Huawei had in sealing the marriage.

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

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