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Optus brings mobile coverage to Wharparilla

06 Apr 2019
OptusNews

Optus has switched on a new tower in Wharparilla as a part of the Victorian Governments Mobile Black Spot Project, bringing dedicated Optus coverage to the town and its surrounds for the first time.

The tower, which is co-located on an existing NBN Co site on Mount Terrick Road, will play key role in providing dedicated mobile reception to more than 300 residents of Wharparilla and surrounds.

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

Black Spot phone tower on Gina Rinehart's Kingstown property in New England plagued with reception problems

06 Apr 2019
TelstraNews

A PHONE tower championed by the federal government and built on mining baron Gina Rinehart's New England property has been plagued by reception problems.

Kingstown's community campaigned hard for the tower, switched on two weeks ago, to be co-located with a police and emergency services tower at the highest point in the district.

But it was built at Sundown Valley Pastoral Company, bought by Ms Rinehart's pastoral arm Hancock Prospecting in August last year. Landowners are paid a yearly fee by telecommunications companies to have towers placed on their property.

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

Optus mobile tower switched on at Pomonal

06 Apr 2019
OptusNews

Mobile coverage at Pomonal will be much stronger with a new mobile tower being switched on during the week.

Optus turned on its new tower as part of the state government's Mobile Black Spot Project.

"It's fantastic to be able to deliver dedicated Optus mobile coverage to the Pomonal community for the first time, enabling residents to stay connected with their friends and family through reliable voice and data access," Optus mobile access planning manager Vin Mullins said.

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

Towers, cells to get farms connected

06 Apr 2019
InTheNews

An ambitious project to provide better internet and phone coverage to farms is being rolled out across the Great Southern, with the first properties expected to be connected by July.

Stirlings to Coast Farmers has partnered with mobile network operator Pivotel to enable 4G through a series of small cells — usually installed on towers — at farms across the region.

Initially, the project will be open to Stirlings to Coast members only but group chief executive Christine Kershaw said she hoped it would eventually be widespread.

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

Optus brings mobile coverage to Thorpdale

06 Apr 2019
OptusNews

Optus has switched on a new tower in Thorpdale as a part of the Victorian Governments Mobile Black Spot Project, bringing dedicated Optus coverage to the town and its surrounds for the first time.

The tower, which is co-located on an existing NBN Co site off Trafalgar South Road, will play key role in providing dedicated mobile coverage to the town of Thorpdale and wider region.

Optus Mobile Access Planning Manager, Vin Mullins, said, this new tower will provide dedicated 4G and 3G coverage to the wider Thorpdale region and extend coverage north towards Trafalgar and south west of Thorpdale.

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

Adelaide-based Uniti Wireless plans to acquire Spirit Telecom

02 Apr 2019
NbnAltNews

Adelaide-based broadband specialist Uniti Wireless has confirmed plans to acquire telecommunications provider Spirit Telecom.

According to an announcement filed with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), where both businesses are listed, Uniti Wireless issued a non-binding "indicative offer" to acquire 100 per cent of Spirit Telecom's issued securities.

The offer was by way of scheme of arrangement, which is a court-approved agreement between a company and its shareholders or creditors.

 

Uniti Wireless told shareholders that no definitive agreement has been reached.

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

Better deal for mobile phones: Brock

02 Apr 2019
InTheNews

It has been a long wait, but remedies to mobile-phone "black spots" in the Frome electorate have been welcomed by Independent MP Geoff Brock.

"I have driven thousands of kilometres throughout my electorate since entering parliament and have had first-hand experience of the inconsistencies of mobile-phone coverage," he said. "Rhynie has always been on top of my list and local residents have been fighting for a mobile tower in their township for the best part of 16 years.

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

Optus funded to build 49 new mobile sites in blackspot program

30 Mar 2019
OptusNews

Optus says it has successfully secured funding to build 49 new mobile sites as part of Round 4 of the Federal Government's mobile black spot program.

Announcing the funding on Thursday, Optus said the new sites would deliver much needed mobile coverage and connectivity to regional communities.

The 49 sites are located across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory and will cost $27.8 million to build, including $10.3 million in federal funding, $3.5 million in state funding and a co-contribution of $14 million from Optus.

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

More towers boost mobile coverage in Mid West and Gascoyne

30 Mar 2019
TelstraNews

Mobile phone coverage for people travelling around the Mid West and Gascoyne continues to improve as another new mobile phone tower is switched on near Carnarvon with two more planned near Mingenew and Three Springs.

Telstra completed the new mobile base station at Inggarda, about 21km south of Carnarvon on the North West Coastal Highway, under the Federal Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

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

Talk's not cheap in Tathra since mobile tower 'upgrade'

30 Mar 2019
TelstraNews

A community still coming to terms with a devastating bushfire a year is forced to buy new handsets to connect to a recently upgraded mobile phone network.

The removal of a temporary phone tower in Tathra on the NSW south coast, installed after the tragic March 2018 bushfire, and the installation of two small antennas has caused confusion and has meant many residents have had to buy brand new handsets.

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

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