Tel­stra up­grade chance to grow

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Emily Smith

AN UP­GRADE to Monto’s Tel­stra 4G net­work by the end of July could help a lo­cal vet­eri­nar­ian open up busi­ness to a new mar­ket.

Cameron Mar­bach re­cently signed up to the Bund­aberg Tourism Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion App, which helps trav­ellers con­nect with him via mo­bile phone in­ter­net searches.

“Grey no­mads of­ten travel with their dogs, and we have helped two trav­ellers in two weeks who found us by the app,” said wife Ma­ree Mar­bach.

She said hav­ing faster and more re­li­able cov­er­age would def­i­nitely help Cameron ex­pand into this grow­ing trav­eller mar­ket.

Mo­bile down­load speeds will be up to two times faster than the old 3G sys­tem, the main ben­e­fit of the new net­work.

The Mar­bachs said they had lost busi­ness in the past when the mes­sages weren’t de­liv­ered to their Tel­stra phones un­til two days af­ter they were sent, and are hope­ful the 4G sys­tem will limit this loss.

“People also some­times find us by a Google search on their phones, so it will be re­ally good for us this up­grade,” Mrs Mar­bach said.

Monto res­i­dents watched in awe last Tues­day as a mon­strous crane parked op­po­site the Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre and men climbed to the top of the Tel­stra pole, to carry out work to­wards 4G up­grade.

Mo­bile phone and in­ter­net ser­vices were dis­con­nected spo­rad­i­cally through­out Tues­day and Wed­nes­day as the in­stal­la­tion was un­der­way.


BUSI­NESS BOOST: Cameron Mar­bach, from Monto’s All Crea­tures Vet Ser­vices, said the up­grade to Tel­stra’s 4G net­work could help him ex­pand into the tourism mar­ket.

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