Telstra Wholesale & Telstra's
Mobile Blackspot Program
The Mobile Blackspot program is a Federal Government initiative incorporating joint funding from Federal and selected State Governments and the successful tendering carrier. Telstra is contributing $165 Million of its own capital to the program.
The full program will build approx. 499 base stations to improve mobile coverage in specific poor or no coverage areas. Of these Telstra will be building 429 of the base stations with the remaining 70 being built by Vodafone.
If any new site added to the Telstra network is within one of the coded areas that make-up the TW footprint they are automatically added to the footprint; if not, they are not added. This automatic allocation occurs with all new sites including the mobile blackspot sites.
This link contains information on Telstra’s overall mobile blackspot program.
The Telstra Wholesale (TW) footprint is a subset of the Telstra coverage footprint. We expect that the majority of the Telstra blackspot base stations will automatically be added to the TW footprint.
The TW footprint is expected to change over the life of the 4 year program and this will determine whether the remainder of the blackspot base stations will be added to the TW footprint.
Of the 58 base stations that have been turned on prior to June 30 2016, 51 were automatically added to Telstra Wholesale’s coverage. You can access the list here.
This will be updated regularly as new blackspot sites come into service and are added to the TW coverage footprint.
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