Greater mobile phone coverage for regional WA

Written on the 6 December 2016 by Lana Reed

Greater mobile phone coverage for regional WA

The Liberal National Government will invest an additional $20 million over the next two years to improve mobile phone coverage across regional Western Australia.

The funding supports the list of 78 sites, released today by the Australian Government, of mobile base stations and small cell satellite installations to be constructed by Telstra and Optus.

While Telstra is providing wide area coverage, Optus' small cell satellite solution is an innovative means of providing mobile phone coverage up to a three-kilometre radius for communities and tourist hotspots in remote parts of the State, where wide area coverage is unaffordable.

The new sites will be delivered under Round 2 of the Commonwealth's Mobile Black Spot Program, supported by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program.

More than 146 sites have already been switched on in regional WA since 2012, with another 198 to be rolled out by the end of 2019.

Click HERE for a full list of sites.

Click HERE for more info.

 


Author: Lana Reed

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