New Optus tower switched on at Cradle Mountain
Optus has switched on a new mobile tower at Cradle Mountain to provide visitors and locals with 4G mobile coverage.
Optus Territory general manager for Tasmania Peter West said the tower would address a known black spot.
“Cradle Mountain is one of Australia’s natural wonders and it is important to have strong telecommunications in these significant tourism areas,” Mr West said.
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Kybybolite has new phone tower!
After years of community activism and support from local and federal government bodies, Kybybolite has a mobile base station that will allow for phone and internet coverage.
Andrew Shepherd, the chair of the Kybybolite Action Group, welcomed the community members present at a launch on Friday, as well as special guests Tim Hand from Telstra, Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin, and Naracoorte Lucindale Mayor Erika Vickery.
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Kanimbla black spot: Lithgow City Council to appeal to Telstra
Lithgow City Council resolved to urgently write to Telstra CEO Andy Penn in relation to Kanimbla’s mobile black spot at its meeting on November 26.
With applications for round four of the Federal Government Black Spot program set to close on December 10, residents asked for council’s help to put pressure on Telstra.
The residents have been campaigning for better coverage due to safety concerns and regular landline outages.
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Residents in bushfire affected areas lose mobile service
AS FIRES raged across the Pioneer Valley alarmed residents struggled to contact loved ones on their phones.
Telstra and Optus customers in the Finch Hatton region on Wednesday complained about the loss of service, saying they also missed out on crucial Queensland Fire Emergency Services emergency updates.
A Criterion Hotel employee said the Telstra connected business had been receiving only one bar of service for most of the day, which was "not enough to make a phone call, just texts”.
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Big new Telstra mobile phone tower going up at Gosse, KI
Telstra contractors are in the final stages of construction of a new mobile base station at Gosse on the western end of Kangaroo Island.
At 52 metres high, the mast antenna will be one of the highest points on the Island, providing improved 3G and 4G mobile coverage to the area.
The tower is being built at the Roo Lagoon property, just off the Playford Highway between Parndana and Gosse.
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Optus expanding NSW mobile black spot program to new areas
Australia’s second largest telco Optus is preparing to build 16 new mobile sites as part of the NSW Government’s mobile black spot program at a total cost of $12 million, with half of the funding provided by Optus itself and half by the State Government.
The 16 sites are spread across New South Wales and Optus says, in a real boost for residents and businesses in the Northern Rivers, nearly half of all new sites will be located within the region, including sites at Fernleigh, Goolmangar, Main Arm, Rock Valley, Rosebank and Stony Chute.
Optus, which will contribute $6 million with $6 million from the NSW Government, says the new sites will deliver much needed mobile coverage and connectivity to regional communities across the state.
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Redflow’s zinc-bromine ZBM2 battery to power Optus mobile phone tower in Daintree Rainforest
In less than a week, zinc-bromine battery company Redflow (ASX: RFX) has secured its second sales order, with this latest order set to power an Optus mobile phone tower in far north Queensland’s Daintree rainforest.
Optus has ordered six of Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries, which will provide energy storage at Optus’ mobile tower in the Cape Tribulation section of the rainforest.
Redflow’s 10 kilowatt-hour ZBM2 battery is scalable and can deliver 100% discharge daily for 10 years.
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Mobile coverage boost
COVERAGE bars on mobile phones being used in the Robertstown area will receive a mighty boost following the unveiling of a mobile phone tower in the town last week.
Its launch forms part of the federal government’s Mobile Black Spots program.
Federal Liberal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he was pleased to attend the launch of the Robertstown mobile phone tower on Thursday, November 22.
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Greenwood mother opposes mobile phone panel
OPTUS could be facing another fight in the northern suburbs with a Greenwood mother opposing a proposed mobile phone panel near her home.
Vedrana Martino said she received a letter from the telecommunications company on November 9, which advised they proposed to update an existing light pole to a mobile base station next to 61 Bouvardia Way, near Hepburn Avenue.
“This would be situated 30-40m across from my house and is in a highly populated residential area with a lot of young families,” she said.
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Wireless ISPs call for inquiry into 5G spectrum auction
Wireless Internet Services Providers Association of Australia (WISPAU) has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to launch a parliamentary inquiry into the auction process for spectrum in the 3.6GHz band.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority is currently auctioning off 125MHz of spectrum in the extended 3.6GHz band for use in 5G mobile services, with Telstra, Optus and a TPG-Vodafone consortium (formed concurrently with their merger announcement) expected to bid, subject to competition limits set by the government.
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