Vodafone expands regional coverage with its own blackspots scheme

Alex Kidman 30 May 2016

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Vodafone will bolster its existing regional blackspot coverage with 32 new standalone sites through Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and New South Wales.

Vodafone is already part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot program, but there’s nothing to stop a telco also building its own towers (other than spectrum and local government planning permission).

That’s what Vodafone has announced it will do, adding 32 new sites to its existing mobile network across Australia. Vodafone plans to have most of the new sites operational by the end of the calendar year, with all 32 on board by the end of 2017.

The vast majority of sites being built out are in New South Wales, primarily around either the Coffs Harbour district or Tamworth. In total in New South Wales, Vodafone will build 19 new mobile base stations. Next up in the pecking order is Queensland, where 7 new sites will be built, followed by Tasmania with 4 new sites and Western Australia with 2.

StateNew mobile sites
New South WalesCoffs Harbour Park Beach, Coffs Harbour CBD, Coffs Harbour West, Toormina, Coffs Harbour Industrial, Coffs Harbour Jetty, Tamworth showgrounds, South Tamworth, West Tamworth, Taminda, Tamworth Golden Guitar, Coffs Harbour North, Berrigan, Yeoval, Cudal, Tallimba North, Rushes Creek, Bendemeer and Kootingal
QueenslandBundaberg East, Bundaberg North, Svensson Heights, Bargara, Elliots Heads, Burnett Heads and Drillham
TasmaniaMyrtle Bank, Scottsdale, Campania and Ouse
Western AustraliaCarrabin, Burracoppin

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