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What is the 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.

Visit the Australian Government Mobile Blackspot Site.

Why are some sites in or out of TW coverage? 

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.

How many of the Telstra mobile blackspot base stations will be in Telstra Wholesale coverage?

This link contains information on Telstra’s overall mobile blackspot program.

Telstra 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 100 new base stations added as part of the MBSP, 93 are included in the Telstra Wholesale 3G footprint, and 51 are part of the 4G Wholesale footprint.

Telstra Wholesale Mobile Blackspot Base Stations

This will be updated regularly as new blackspot sites come into service and are added to the TW coverage footprint.

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