Vodafone has released the rollout schedule for its 70 base stations to be built in regional areas of New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria under the first round of the Mobile Black Spot Programme.
Vodafone chief strategy officer, Dan Lloyd, said the telco believes the programme is a great way to encourage competition and choice of mobile provider, which is something many people living in regional or rural areas have never experienced.
“Vodafone’s rollout of mobile black spot sites is progressing well, with the first location at White Rock Mountain, west of Glenn Innes, in New South Wales switched on in December 2015,” he added.
“A further 28 sites in New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania will follow this year, with all 70 sites to be completed by the end of 2017. We look forward to having a presence in these communities and offering more customers in regional Australia the great service and value we provide on our network, which now covers 97% of Australia’s population,” Lloyd continued.
The telco added that it has been working with local communities and councils to investigate opportunities under round two of the Mobile Black Spot Programme and is participating in the selection process that is presently underway.
The full rollout schedule can be found here.