Putting black spots
under the spotlight.
Telstra is committed to providing improved mobile coverage to regional and remote Australia. We’re excited to bring high-speed mobile internet to even more communities around the country as part of the Mobile Black Spot Program.
Where is my closest Black Spot site?
What is the Mobile Black Spot Program?
The Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program is one of the largest ever expansions of mobile coverage in regional and remote Australia.
Over approximately the next three years, Telstra will build 429 new 3G and 4GX sites – a combined investment, with the Federal Government and several State and Local Governments, of more than $340 million dollars.
What the Mobile Black Spot Program
means for Australians?
This program will deliver mobile coverage to a large number of regional and remote communities who, for the first time, will be able to access fast mobile voice and data services.
In selected areas where appropriate infrastructure is available, we’ll also be installing 250 small cells, which will bring high speed 4G data services to small country towns and will soon allow VoLTE voice calling on supported handsets.
Who’s funding the Mobile Black Spot Program?
The Mobile Black Spot Program builds upon significant investments already undertaken by Telstra to expand and upgrade our wireless network.
Our partnership with the Federal Government will involve Telstra investing an additional $165 million of our own funds to build the 429 new sites as part of the Mobile Black Spot Program. This is part of an approximate $5 billion investment into our mobile network over the three years to end June 2017.
We’ve worked with State Governments in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, and Western Australia, as well as Local Governments, to attract tens of millions of dollars in additional targeted funding. This means we’re able to deliver a combined investment of over $340 million for regional telecommunications under the program.