The NSW Government has committed $50 million from the Regional Digital Connectivity program to the Mobile Coverage Project.
The $50 million Mobile Coverage Project will invest in infrastructure and emerging technologies to deliver a future-proof and improved regional mobile coverage service.
Aim of the program
The Mobile Coverage Project will deliver improved mobile phone coverage in up to 27 regional locations with known mobile black spots that have not yet been covered under existing mobile coverage programs.
The program will encourage competition and is designed to provide customers with more choice than previously offered via government mobile coverage grants programs.
The goal is to invest in infrastructure that delivers an improved regional mobile phone service that can maintain coverage through the harsher elements of the Australian climate like fire and flood.
How will the program run?
The program will run by a tender procurement process to deliver improved coverage starting with up to 27 regional locations, in consultation with the NSW Telco Authority.
The results of this initial $50 million allocation from the Regional Digital Connectivity program will test the market and inform additional investment under the Regional Digital Connectivity program to deliver improved mobile coverage across further regional communities.
The digital team and the NSW Telco Authority are finalising the procurement and tender process. Details on how the tender process will run, will follow in the coming months.