Vodafone extends 4G mobile coverage through Yolla

Providing more coverage and choice to Tasmanians

Vodafone and the Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie, today announced the switch-on of a new mobile tower near Yolla, in Tasmania’s north-west, which has added more than 250 square kilometres of 4G coverage to the area.

The completion of the tower marks the first time Yolla and neighbouring communities including Elliot, West Ridgley and Tewkesbury have access to Vodafone’s 4G mobile network. The tower also extends the 4G coverage footprint along part of the Murchison Highway, south of Takone.

In conjunction with Vodafone’s Mobile Black Spot Program site in nearby Takone, and Vodafone’s existing 4G footprint in Wynyard and Burnie, the new tower provides local customers and travellers with continuous 4G mobile coverage between Wynyard and Takone, and along the Ridgley Highway between Burnie and areas south of Hampshire.

Vodafone Regional Manager, Kevin Biles, said the company’s new mobile site near Yolla is a part of its continued commitment to provide advanced mobile services, and more choice and competition to Australians living in suburban and regional areas.

“We are continuing to invest in Tasmania to deliver more mobile services and more choice to communities across the state. The additional coverage provided by the new tower near Yolla, give locals more opportunity to take advantage of the many benefits strong mobile communications can offer,” said Mr Biles.

“This tower provides a much needed boost to mobile coverage in and around, delivering more coverage along major transport routes to ensure our customers stay safe and connected while they’re on the move”

Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie said the delivery of Vodafone’s new mobile tower is a welcome addition for the communities around Yolla and another significant step towards diminishing coverage gaps in Tasmania.

 

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.