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Vodafone Adding 128 Sites To Mobile Network

Vodafone is adding 128 sites to it’s Australian mobile network, providing indoor mobile coverage to 140,000 Aussies.

The sites were activated between December 2017 and January 2018 in certain metro, outer-metro and regional areas of New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

Kevin Millroy, CTO at Vodafone says switching on the new sites will give local communities a variety of benefits and deliver an overall better experience when using their favourite mobile device.

“The new and upgraded sites strengthen our 4G services and help deliver tailored benefits to different areas, such as faster data speeds, smoother music and video streaming, or stronger mobile coverage when indoors.

“Activating such a significant number of mobile sites means we’re providing an even better Vodafone experience to thousands of Australians while they’re at home, visiting their favourite holiday spots, using major transport routes or living in areas that have increased in population.”

Vodafone says the new sites provide deeper coverage on its mobile network. This includes improved indoor coverage, more capacity and – in conjunction with existing sites in each area – an even more consistent and reliable network experience.

Millroy says, “Since activating the new sites, we’ve seen great results across the board. For instance, testing showed a 70 per cent increase in data speeds for our customers in Torquay, Victoria.

“In Sydney’s west, we’ve seen an increase of almost 30 per cent in data usage from residents of Penrith.”

The telco has also introduced 4G services to 91 mobile sites across its network.

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