Telstra ‘Small-Cell’ Base Stations To Bring 4G To Remote Centres
Telstra has begun rolling out 135 small-cell base stations which it claims will give 4G mobile coverage to the same number of rural and regional centres which currently have no mobile access.
“The introduction of fast 4G data services via a small cell in these locations will mean residents will be able to access social media and video on the go for the first time, as well as increased opportunities for local businesses,” said Mike Wright, Telstra’s networks MD.
Telstra explains that a small cell is a miniature version of a standard base station that is traditionally used to boost coverage and capacity in densely populated urban areas.
“Telstra has reworked the technology and will use small cells to deliver 4G data services to a selected area in small towns and communities,” the big telco said.