Telecom Carrier to Build 114 Sites in Queensland

Australian carrier Optus announced it will be installing more towers in Central Queensland to boost reception capabilities, according to The Morning Bulletin.

114 sites buildThe announcement included plans to construct 500 new base stations - including 114 sites under the Australian Government's Mobile Blackspot Programme.

"Competition is something our rural customers simply haven't had from the major providers which is a key reason for the Government's Mobile Blackspot Programme. I'm sure the communities of Avondale, Gooburrum, Winfield, Gracemere, and Bouldercombe will be pleased to know the future holds improved mobile service and competition for their dollar," Ken O'Dowd, MP, said.

O'Dowd has secured funding for 24 new mobile base stations across Flynn using the Mobile Blackspot Programme, The Morning Bulletin reported.