Telstra to Spend AUS $165 million to Roll Out 135 Small Cells Sites to Rural and Regional Areas

Telstra to Spend AUS $165 million to Roll Out 135 Small Cells Sites to Rural and Regional Areas Image Credit: Telstra

Telstra customers in more than 130 rural and regional communities will benefit from fast 4G mobile coverage as part of Telstra’s $165 million commitment to regional Australia and the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme.

The Federal Government today announced that 135 4G small cell base stations will be rolled out to communities across the nation, providing the latest in fast mobile data capabilities to rural and regional areas. 

Telstra Group Managing Director, Networks, Mike Wright said rolling out the small cell technology was part of Telstra’s commitment to expand its 4G coverage to 99% of the Australian population by June 2017. Wright said the 135 small cells sites, which are funded solely by Telstra, were in addition to 429 communities who will benefit from expanded Telstra 3G and 4G coverage under Round One of the programme.

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