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Telstra begins rollout of A$165m mobile blackspot program
Announced Date: 2/17/2016 Published Date: 2/29/2016

Telstra has announced the first rollout schedule of mobile base stations to be constructed under the Mobile Blackspot program.

The first 66 mobile base stations to be constructed by the end of June this year include locations in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

Under the Mobile Blackspot Programme Telstra is contributing A$165 million to assist in the construction of 429 3G/4G mobile base stations nationally that will extend coverage into more than 400 communities where is little or no coverage.

Under round one of the program, Telstra is contributing A$165 million, A$94.8 million is from the Federal Government and tens of millions in targeted additional funding from state and local Governments.

The Mobile Blackspot program is part of a wider A$5 billion investment into the mobile network over the three years to June 2017.