August 14, 2013

Coalition plan to improve mobile phone coverage

Yesterday the Coalition announced a $100m mobile blackspots ($20M) and network expansion ($80M) plan for regional, remote and outer metropolitan areas.

The Coalition will pledge $80m for a network expansion program that will improve mobile phone coverage along major transport routes, in small communities and in locations prone to experiencing natural disasters…

The Coalition will also provide $20m for a black spot program to address unique coverage problems — such as locations with high seasonal demand — and deliver a targeted response.

A Coalition government will fund up to 50 per cent of the cost of deploying black spot solutions.

Mr Abbott will also promise to work with NBN Co to co-locate new mobile phone base stations with many of the NBN’s fixed wireless broadband towers that are being rolled out across regional Australia.

The Australian

Further coverage in The Herald Sun




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