Vodafone delivers more choice to the Riverina
Bringing more 4G coverage and choice to NSW
Vodafone Australia, together with the Federal Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, today announced the addition of four new mobile sites in the New South Wales Riverina.
Two of the new sites are located near the townships of Tabbita and Lowesdale, while two are located south of Gunbar, along the Mid Western Highway. The new sites further expand Vodafone’s 4G mobile services to local residents and businesses in the Riverina.
The new sites were completed under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program and provide a combined total of more than 750 square kilometres of additional 4G coverage, including approximately 65 kilometres of coverage along major transport routes and national highways.
Vodafone Regional Manager Rhys Morgan said the four new sites significantly build on existing coverage in the areas.
“This investment in the NSW Riverina will offer more coverage and choice to residents across the region. The additional coverage provided by the new towers give locals more opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits strong mobile communications can offer, while providing reliable coverage along major transport routes to ensure our customers stay safe and connected while they’re on the move,” said Mr Morgan.
Federal Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, said the continued expansion of services is vital to stimulate competition in regional areas.
“Vodafone’s growth in regional mobile coverage is very important in areas such as Farrer. The Federal Coalition’s Mobile Black Spot Program has clearly stimulated competition among the telcos to better service rural Australia, which means we get better deals and a wider range of communication options,” said Ms Ley.
“Fixing these black spots allows local mobile users and travellers to conduct business or essential calls, right through to everyday and routine communication needs. Together with the local nbn™ rollout, it really is filling some communication gaps we’ve historically experienced in this part of the region.”
The new site near Lowesdale provides Vodafone 4G coverage to the township of Lowesdale for the first time, bringing more competition and choice for local residents and businesses. In conjunction with surrounding Vodafone mobile sites near Savernake, Berrigan and Corowa, the new site will provide continuous 4G coverage along the Riverina Highway, between Lowesdale and Finley.
The two new sites south of Gunbar provide Vodafone 4G coverage to the township of Gunbar for the first time. The sites also add more than 45 kilometres of coverage along the Mid Western Highway and surrounding transport routes, between Goolgowi and Hay.
The new site near Tabbita delivers new 4G coverage to the townships of Tabbita and Warburn, and the Tabbita train station. The site will mean continuous mobile coverage along Kidman Way between Goolgowi and Griffith.
“Earlier this year we brought our 4G services to Savernake, giving the local community a choice for their mobile provider for the first time and boosting coverage along major highways. It’s great to have the opportunity to build on this exciting milestone and expand our services to even more Australians,” said Mr Morgan.
Note to editors:
Vodafone’s interactive regional mobile investment map includes the locations and timings of the sites being built in regional areas.
To find out where we have 4G, see vodafone.com.au/coverage. 4G is available in selected areas in Australia with a compatible 4G device.
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