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100th base station: Telstra hits black spot milestone

10 Nov 2018
TelstraNews

QUEENSLAND has reached a major milestone in the rollout of the Mobile Black Spot Program, celebrating the the activation of Telstra’s 100th Queensland mobile base station.

Telstra regional general manager May Boisen joined Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien, State Member for Maryborough, Bruce Saunders, and locals in Maaroom, one of three sites in the region to recently come online.

“With its prime position along the Great Sandy Strait, more mobile coverage at Maaroom means more people can now call, download and stream at home, at work, on the road and even on the water,” Ms Boisen said.

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

ACCC wary of NBN price shock for telcos, consumers

03 Nov 2018
NbnNews

NBN Co has gone back to the drawing board in an effort to come up with changes to a key agreement governing its wholesale operations that will offer it flexibility but be acceptable to Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog.

NBN Co has withdrawn a series of proposed changes to the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) expressed concern over some of the revisions.

The SAU is a key document governing NBN Co’s role as a wholesale-only network operator and sets out price and non-price terms relating to access to the company's infrastructure.

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

Telstra will let customers put consumer electronics on their mobile bills

03 Nov 2018
TelstraNews

Telstra will let customers buy high-end consumer electronics and add pay them off over time by adding the cost to their home broadband or mobile bill.

The products available through the new feature includes smart watches, speakers, headphones and drones, which can be bought with no upfront cost and paid for over the 24-month period of customers' bills.

For example, customers who purchase a home or mobile plan can pay an additional $32 per month for 24 months to receive an Apple Watch S4, though customers can only add up to five products.

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

Telstra 4GX mobile tower turns on NW Coast's Sulphur Creek and Preservation Bay

03 Nov 2018
TelstraNews

The carrots and potatoes of a Preservation Bay farm will reap the benefits from the new Sulphur Creek mobile tower.

At the official opening of Telstra’s new mobile base station up Creamery Road, farmer Tim Briggs enthused about how he will be able to operate his brand new irrigator remotely using his phone.

“Preservation Bay has been a black spot for 12 years.

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

Nominate. Areas for black spot funding

03 Nov 2018
InTheNews

There is one week left to nominate areas in the district for funding through the Mobile Black Spot Program.

Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay urged Circular Head locals to get in touch to improve regional mobile phone coverage.

“In round four, the community is encouraged to identify black spots by contacting my office,” Ms Keay said.

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

Kanimbla Valley residents warn phone service a life-saver, not a luxury

03 Nov 2018
InTheNews

Someone should set up a coffee van on the corner of Lowther Siding Road and Ganbenang Road in the Kanimbla Valley, residents joke. It would get plenty of business.  

It's the only place that residents can get reliable mobile reception and, as a result, it is often a parking area as property owners head home - a last opportunity to make a call and check messages before they lose reception. 

That wouldn't be such a major concern, except the landlines in the area are also notoriously unreliable, dropping out in bad weather and storms. 

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

Small cell tower provides stronger network to Gunning township

02 Nov 2018
TelstraNews

A new 4G Telstra small cell tower has improved access to infrastructure for residents in Gunning.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor had been lobbying for the area’s mobile phone and internet connectivity to be upgraded.

“This is great news for residents in Gunning because there’s now a strong Telstra 4G signal in the village for mobile calls and internet connections,” Mr Taylor said.

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

NBN tower: concern over radiation and property values

02 Nov 2018
NbnNews

Members of the Durrumbul and Main Arm community came together last Thursday to discuss the proposed NBN tower that is within 500m of both the local Durrumbul primary and preschools. They then followed up at a meeting with NBN at Kohinur Hall in Main Arm on Tuesday afternoon.

The proposed tower will service 150 properties and is for internet data only – it will not provide increased mobile phone coverage.

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

Telstra 4GX mobile tower turns on NW Coast's Sulphur Creek and Preservation Bay

02 Nov 2018
TelstraNews

The carrots and potatoes of a Preservation Bay farm will reap the benefits from the new Sulphur Creek mobile tower.

At the official opening of Telstra’s new mobile base station up Creamery Road, farmer Tim Briggs enthused about how he will be able to operate his brand new irrigator remotely using his phone.

“Preservation Bay has been a black spot for 12 years.

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

Telstra adds 4G voice to NBN smart modem

31 Oct 2018
TelstraNews

Telstra has announced adding voice services to its National Broadband Network (NBN) 4G-backup modem, calling the addition "vital" as over 3 million voice calls daily are made over home phones by its NBN customers.

According to the telco, there are now more than 600,000 Telstra Smart Modems deployed across the nation, providing backup 4G services in the event of an NBN outage or a delayed migration from legacy broadband services.

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

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