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Vodafone Releases Schedule For Mobile Blackspot Base Stations

Vodafone has released its rollout schedule for 70 base stations to be built under the first round of the mobile blackspot program.

The base stations will be built in regional areas of New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria.

“We believe the Mobile Black Spot Programme is a great way to encourage competition and choice of mobile provider, which is something many people living in regional and rural areas have never experienced,” Vodafone chief strategy officer Dan Lloyd commented.

“Vodafone’s rollout of mobile blackspot 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.

“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.”

Vodafone states that it has also been working with local communities, councils and MPs in investigating opportunities under round two of the program, participating in the selection process currently underway.

Further information on the rollout schedule can be found here.

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