• Mobile Black Spot Program: Improved mobile service to regions

    The Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP) has in seven rounds of funding invested more than $1 billion to deliver up to 1,400 new mobile base stations across Australia, as a Government initiative to invest in telecommunications infrastructure to improve mobile coverage and competition across Australia.

  • The combined grant opportunity for Round 7 of the MBSP and Round 3 of the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) distributed $170.2 million (GST inclusive) in funding awarded for a total of 136 mobile and broadband solutions across Australia.

  • The MBSP is supported by co-contributions from state and local governments, national Mobile Network Operators (Optus, Telstra, TPG Telecom Ltd (formerly Vodafone), and Mobile Network Infrastructure Providers (Field Solutions Group and OneWiFi). For more information about the MBSP, including information on how the locations of base stations were selected, see the Mobile Black Spot Program’s FAQs page.

    Funding from this round included:

    • $41.3 million to deliver 43 new base stations across Australia; and
    • $13.6 million will be provided for 19 new base stations located in First Nations communities.
    • 25 new OneWiFi neutral host base stations that will support multi-carrier outcomes.

    For more information visit Mobile Black Spot Program | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.

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