Wan­ganella mo­bile up­grade

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Res­i­dents, busi­nesses and vis­i­tors in Wan­ganella are ben­e­fit­ing from new and im­proved mo­bile cov­er­age as part of the roll­out of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Mo­bile Black Spot Pro­gram.

Tel­stra Area Gen­eral Manger Steve Tinker said it was a ‘‘sig­nif­i­cant mo­ment for the com­mu­nity of Wan­ganella’’ which joined more than 250 lo­ca­tions across Aus­tralia ben­e­fit­ing from more mo­bile cov­er­age through Tel­stra’s de­liv­ery of the Mo­bile Black Spot Pro­gram.

‘‘The new mo­bile base sta­tion at Wan­ganella de­liv­ers Tel­stra’s 3G and state of the art 4GX mo­bile data ser­vices to the re­gion for the first time,’’ he said.

In ad­di­tion to 577 new mo­bile base sta­tions, Tel­stra is con­tin­u­ing to in­stall up to 250 small cells to de­liver high speed 4G data ser­vices in some small coun­try towns where suit­able Tel­stra in­fra­struc­ture is avail­able.

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Far­rer Sus­san Ley said the com­ple­tion of the Wan­ganella tower be­fore Christ­mas was a great achieve­ment.

‘‘Along with Bun­naloo and Cal­imo, the Wan­ganella site com­pletes the three lo­cal Tel­stra tow­ers promised un­der our gov­ern­ment’s Mo­bile Black Spots Pro­gram, and I am de­lighted it was up and run­ning ahead of the busy Christ­mas sum­mer pe­riod,’’ she said.

‘‘Fix­ing these black spots al­lows lo­cal mo­bile users and trav­ellers to con­duct busi­ness or es­sen­tial calls, right through to ev­ery­day and rou­tine com­mu­ni­ca­tion needs.

‘‘To­gether with the lo­cal na­tional broad­band net­work roll­out, it re­ally is fill­ing some com­mu­ni­ca­tion gaps we’ve his­tor­i­cally ex­pe­ri­enced in this part of the re­gion.’’

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