Vodafone extends 4G coverage along Great Eastern Highway
New site at Bodallin brings more coverage and choice to Western Australia
Vodafone Australia, together with the Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price, today announced the expansion of Vodafone’s 4G network along parts of the Great Eastern Highway in Western Australia.
Under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, Vodafone has announced a new site near Bodallin, which will provide 329 square kilometres of additional coverage to the area. The site will also provide an extra 30 kilometres of mobile voice and data coverage along the Great Eastern Highway, between Walgoolan and Moorine Rock.
Vodafone is committed to investing in regional areas where it makes sense to do so, and is also pushing for regulatory arrangements that will deliver Australia’s best opportunity to drive mobile investment.
Vodafone Regional Manager Kevin Biles said Vodafone’s new site near Bodallin is an important step in the company’s ongoing network investment to support ever-increasing demand for mobile connectivity and services in Western Australia.
“Providing mobile services along major transport routes is important to ensure our customers stay safe and connected while they’re on the move. Customers living in and travelling through Bodallin along the Great Eastern Highway will now benefit from enhanced coverage and network performance,” said Mr Biles.
Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price said the new site near Bodallin once again proves Vodafone’s commitment to expand and improve regional communications across Australia.
“Mobile coverage is critical to ensure the local community can stay safe and connected, particularly while they’re travelling. We are very pleased to see a commitment to improving mobile coverage in the area,” said Ms Price.
Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash said the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program would deliver 765 mobile phone towers covering some 4,400 coverage black spots across the nation, extending new and upgraded handheld coverage to 86,300 square kilometres of regional and remote Australia.
“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and good telecommunications is a big part of that,” Minister Nash said. “Being a farmer myself, I know how important mobile coverage is and I’m proud the Coalition is delivering it to regional Australia.”
To find out where Vodafone has 4G coverage, see vodafone.com.au/coverage.