As times change, we’re dedicated to keeping more Australians connected to what matters. That’s why we’re thrilled to bring fast and reliable coverage to Tasmania’s west coast with a $5.2 million network upgrade, delivered a whole year ahead of schedule.

The town of Tullah, Tasmania is now enjoying dedicated Telstra mobile coverage for the first time thanks to a new 4GX tower, allowing the peaceful former mining town and its 150 residents to connect with the future.

The towns of Waratah and Savage River are enjoying faster coverage thanks to 4GX upgrades to their mobile towers. Meanwhile, Zeehan and Strahan are also feeling the digital love thanks to upgraded radio transmission links that boost mobile performance.

We’re thrilled to provide the first dedicated Telstra mobile site in Tullah. The upgrades to other nearby towns are also a boon for digital inclusion and productivity for the Apple Isle.

And to boot, the project was completed more than a year ahead of schedule, meaning we’re able to bring the improvements Western Tassie needs sooner than ever.

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The project involved key upgrades and delivery of important infrastructure including a new transmission ring between Launceston and Burnie to boost resilience, new fibre and capacity from Burnie to Queenstown and new radio links into Zeehan, Strahan, Tullah and Waratah to more than double the existing capacity.

This project is about more than just faster mobile speeds though – it’s about building more capacity, reliability and resilience into the network, so that we’ve created a real platform for future growth to cater for increasing demand.

The project was carried out with the Federal Government and it also marks a new, unique partnership with TasNetworks, as we utilise its 42-24 fibre network to boost capacity along Tasmania’s west coast for better east-to-west connectivity.

We can’t wait to see what locals do with the incredible new connectivity now available in the area, to bring the promise of the digital economy to life for these communities.