Vodafone announces Mobile Black Spot rollout schedule

Better coverage and more choice for regional mobile customers

Vodafone has today released the full rollout schedule for its 70 base stations to be built in regional areas of New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria under the first round of the Mobile Black Spot Programme.

Vodafone’s Chief Strategy Officer, Dan Lloyd, said Vodafone has made no secret of the fact that it supports the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme.

“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,” said Mr Lloyd.

“Vodafone’s rollout of mobile black spot 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.

“We look forward to having a presence in these communities and offering more customers in regional Australia the great service and value we provide on our network, which now covers 97% of Australia’s population.”

Vodafone is investing heavily in regional communities which is seeing expanded and improved coverage, the opening of new stores and the launch of strategic partnerships such as that with the National Farmers’ Federation.

Vodafone has also been working with local communities, councils and MPs to investigate opportunities under round two of the Mobile Black Spot Programme and is participating in the selection process which is currently underway.

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Notes to editors:
The Vodafone Mobile Black Spot Programme Rollout Schedule* is below:

Base station Name Base station Identifier State Estimated completion by
White Rock Mountain MBSP-NSW-118 NSW Completed – Q4 2015
Elsmore MBSP-NSW-052 NSW 2016 – Q2
Invergowrie MBSP-NSW-065 NSW 2016 – Q2
Manildra MBSP-NSW-079 NSW 2016 – Q2
Cargo MBSP-NSW-029 NSW 2016 – Q2
Woodstock MBSP-NSW-141 NSW 2016 – Q2
Cooyar MBSP-QLD-019 QLD 2016 – Q2
Walcha MBSP-NSW-130 NSW 2016 – Q3
Kumbia MBSP-QLD-042 QLD 2016 – Q3
Capricorn Highway MBSP-QLD-014 QLD 2016 – Q3
Bothwell MBSP-TAS-003 TAS 2016 – Q3
Hamilton MBSP-TAS-011 TAS 2016 – Q3
Fossickers Way MBSP-NSW-056 NSW 2016 – Q4
Manilla MBSP-NSW-080 NSW 2016 – Q4
Westdale MBSP-NSW-137 NSW 2016 – Q4
Castlereagh Highway (Ben Bullen) MBSP-NSW-030 NSW 2016 – Q4
Cumnock MBSP-NSW-042 NSW 2016 – Q4
Jemalong MBSP-NSW-066 NSW 2016 – Q4
Ungarie MBSP-NSW-128 NSW 2016 – Q4
Weethalle MBSP-NSW-135 NSW 2016 – Q4
Tabbita MBSP-NSW-120 NSW 2016 – Q4
Mid Western Hwy (Gunbar) MBSP-NSW-085 NSW 2016 – Q4
Lowesdale (Riverina Hwy) MBSP-NSW-112 NSW 2016 – Q4
Savernake MBSP-NSW-116 NSW 2016 – Q4
Boyneside MBSP-QLD-010 QLD 2016 – Q4
Crowea MBSP-WA-023 WA 2016 – Q4
Steppes MBSP-TAS-012 TAS 2016 – Q4
Little Swanport MBSP-TAS-029 TAS 2016 – Q4
Piora MBSP-NSW-109 NSW 2017 – Q1
Tabulam MBSP-NSW-022 NSW 2017 – Q1
Barraba MBSP-NSW-008 NSW 2017 – Q1
Attunga MBSP-NSW-004 NSW 2017 – Q1
Hallsville MBSP-NSW-061 NSW 2017 – Q1
Oxley Vale MBSP-NSW-105 NSW 2017 – Q1
Piallamore MBSP-NSW-107 NSW 2017 – Q1
Pilliga Forrest (Newell Hwy) MBSP-NSW-100 NSW 2017 – Q1
Oakdene MBSP-NSW-104 NSW 2017 – Q1
Molong MBSP-NSW-088 NSW 2017 – Q1
Eugowra MBSP-NSW-054 NSW 2017 – Q1
Gooloogong MBSP-NSW-059 NSW 2017 – Q1
Cultowa MBSP-NSW-041 NSW 2017 – Q1
Noonbinna MBSP-NSW-101 NSW 2017 – Q1
Mid Western Hwy (Gunbar South) MBSP-NSW-086 NSW 2017 – Q1
Duri MBSP-NSW-050 NSW 2017 – Q1
Dingo MBSP-QLD-025 QLD 2017 – Q1
Yelvertoft MBSP-QLD-003 QLD 2017 – Q1
Bodallin MBSP-WA-046 WA 2017 – Q1
Miena MBSP-TAS-017 TAS 2017 – Q1
Tarraleah MBSP-TAS-028 TAS 2017 – Q1
Pyengana MBSP-TAS-021 TAS 2017 – Q1
Bicheno MBSP-TAS-002 TAS 2017 – Q1
Swansea MBSP-TAS-025 TAS 2017 – Q1
Buckland MBSP-TAS-005 TAS 2017 – Q1
Culmaran Creek MBSP-NSW-040 NSW 2017 – Q2
Mount Carrington MBSP-NSW-090 NSW 2017 – Q2
Sandy Hills MBSP-NSW-021 NSW 2017 – Q2
Warral MBSP-NSW-121 NSW 2017 – Q2
Moonbi MBSP-NSW-089 NSW 2017 – Q2
Billimaria MBSP-NSW-012 NSW 2017 – Q2
Koorawatha MBSP-NSW-071 NSW 2017 – Q2
Manna Mountain MBSP-NSW-081 NSW 2017 – Q2
Lake Corella MBSP-QLD-005 QLD 2017 – Q2
Brandum MBSP-TAS-004 TAS 2017 – Q2
Wayatinah MBSP-TAS-015 TAS 2017 – Q2
Takone MBSP-TAS-026 TAS 2017 – Q2
Goshen MBSP-TAS-010 TAS 2017 – Q2
Apslawn MBSP-TAS-001 TAS 2017 – Q2
Okehampton Beach MBSP-TAS-020 TAS 2017 – Q2
Verona Sands MBSP-TAS-030 TAS 2017 – Q2
Glen Valley MBSP-VIC-042 VIC 2017 – Q3

*Note:

The locations on the rollout schedule are subject to change. Timeframes for the rollout of new base stations may vary due to a range of factors, including local government development approval processes and community consultation periods.