Telstra said that it has activated its 60th mobile base station under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme, just 60 weeks since the first round of locations were announced.
Woolomin in New South Wales will now be benefiting from 3G and fast 4G mobile coverage with base station number 60 going on air in the area. The number of Telstra mobile base stations is expected to surpass 100 by the end of the Programme’s first year.
The Mobile Black Spot Programme involves investments of more than $340 million in regional Australia, with $165 million from Telstra, $94.8 million from the Federal Government and tens of millions in targeted additional funding from State and Local Governments. In addition, Telstra is rolling out up to 250 4G small cells to a number of rural and regional communities, providing high speed mobile internet to locals.
Users can track Telstra’s rollout of the Mobile Black Spot Programme via the user-friendly Mobile Black Spot Locator, which includes a map that lets people search for mobile base stations being rolled out in their area and provides information about expected timing.