Telstra has announced the expansion of their highly popular Next G network, to more than new 100 locations that previously did not have mobile coverage.
Telstra Networks and Services Group Managing Director Michael Rocca said since the launch on 6 October 2006, Telstra has continued to expand the network, that will shortly deliver a 100Mbs service to metropolitan locations.
“Since it’s launch more than 1700 new Next G base stations have been added to the network, improving the breadth and depth of existing coverage and providing superior performance and customer satisfaction,” Mr Rocca said.
“More than 100 of these base stations have introduced regional and rural customers to mobile coverage for the first time – helping to break down the distance barriers,” Mr Rocca said.
The locations now enjoying Next G network coverage include:
· Yetman, Turra Beach, Suppa Bulga, Bungendore, Jenolan Caves, Pooncarie and Wollombi in New South Wales
· McArthur River Mine, Dundee Beach, Fergusson, Fountain Head, The Granites (Alice Springs) and Wadeye in the Northern Territory.
· Moomba, Jacinth Ambrosia Mine, Manna Hill, Yunta, Kingoonya and Prominent Hill in South Australia
· Broadmarsh, Tooms Lake and Cradle Mountain in Tasmania
· Lake Mountain, Lambert Island, Dargo, Crooked River, Buchan, Flowerdale Estate, Pyalong, Smoko and Trawool Central in Victoria.
· Rosslyn Bay, Watalgan, Boonooroo, Bromelton, Chillagoe, Marlborough, Mapoon, Belingra, Boxflats, Cannington Mine, Daintree, Hebel, Huntington, Mt Molloy, Passchendaele, Phosphate Hill, Pinnacle, Prairie, Runaroo, Tregony, The Monument (Mt Isa), Wangetti and Witta in Queensland.
· Mundaring Weir, Gidgegannup, Whim Creek, Warburton Community, Forrest, Rawlinna, Golden Grove, Hope Downs, Jundee, Koolyanobbing, Marble Bar, Mt Keith, Murrin Murrin, Menzies, Nifty Mine, Plutonic Mine, Pannawonica Mine, Sandstone, Sunrise Dam, Telfer Beach, Tunney and West Angelas Mine in Western Australia
In 2009-10, Telstra is continuing to expand the breadth and depth of the Next G network with more than 270 new or improved sites scheduled for completion by June next year. This represents a further investment of approximately $70 million in high-speed 3G services and wireless broadband.