More base stations in Australia

Some will consider it as good development. Some will consider it as bad development. Some will consider it as unavoidable evil…

[   see also my recent DILEMMA? post on cell tower radiation exposures in comparison with cell phone radiation exposures (this post is not on health hazard, it solely shows the exposure differences).   ]

Here is the story directly from the telecompaper

Telstra delivers 500 base stations, carried 100 mln calls under Mobile Black Spot Programme

Tuesday 2 October 2018 | 07:35 CET | News

Telstra has announced it has delivered 500 new base stations and carried more than 100 million calls under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme (MBSP). Through the MBSP, Telstra reports it has provided new or improved mobile coverage for more than 55,000 homes and businesses across 4200 kilometres of road and around 160,000 square kilometres of the country.Since the operator switched on its first base station as part of this program in December 2015, there have now been more than 100 million calls made and 5,000 terabytes of data downloaded.

Telstra also reports it is building more than 650 new mobile base stations through the three rounds of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program, which represents a total Telstra investment of AUD 260 million. In addition to more than 650 new mobile base stations, the operator is continuing to install Blackspot Small Cells – with around 200 installed to date – delivering 4G data services in small country towns where suitable Telstra infrastructure is available.

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