Vodafone introduces coverage to 2000 homes in Tasmania

Delivering more mobile coverage to Tasmania’s Central Highlands

Vodafone Australia, together with the Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie, today announced the addition of two new mobile sites near Hamilton and Swansea in Tasmania. The sites mark the first time Vodafone mobile services are available in both areas.

Completed under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, the sites expand Vodafone’s mobile services in Tasmania, while stimulating competition to the area and giving local residents more options when choosing their mobile provider.

The new sites provide a combined total of more than 370 square kilometres of 4G mobile coverage, with 75 kilometres of coverage extending along major roads. Vodafone’s new 4G coverage will reach more than 2000 local homes.

Vodafone Regional Manager Kevin Biles said Vodafone’s new sites significantly increase Vodafone’s services in Tasmania.

“Vodafone is committed to providing regional communities with more choice and reliable mobile coverage. The new sites in Swansea and Hamilton build on the work we have previously done to build sites in Bothwell, Ouse and Steppes, and to deliver more mobile services to Tasmanian communities,” said Mr Biles.

“More than ever before, Australians look to mobile communications to stay connected with family, friends and run their businesses. Residents around Swansea and Hamilton will now have even more choice for their mobile provider while they benefit from more coverage and network performance.”

The site near Swansea provides Vodafone mobile coverage between the townships of Swansea and Cranbrook along the Tasman Highway, and parts of Dolphin Sands, Coles Bay Conservation Area and Freycinet National Park. Vodafone’s coverage in the area will continue to expand with the completion of a future Mobile Black Spot site in Apslawn.

The new site near Hamilton significantly extends Vodafone’s mobile coverage around the township of Hamilton, south to Gretna. The site provides new coverage to parts of the Lyell Highway and surrounding major roads including Hollow Tree Road. In conjunction with Vodafone’s mobile sites in Bothwell, Steppes and Ouse, the Hamilton site significantly extends coverage in Tasmania’s Central Highlands region.

Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie said the new sites at Swansea and Hamilton are great examples of Vodafone’s continued commitment to improving and expanding regional communications.

“Reliable mobile coverage is essential to ensure growth and opportunities for local residents, small businesses and visitors. It’s great to see coverage across Tasmania continuing to grow and I thank Vodafone for its continued commitment,” Ms McKenzie said.

 

 

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.