Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Buffer Less with Tower

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Buffer Less with Tower

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Byline: Declan.Cooley

HOLDING your phone in the air to get an extra bar of reception in Tannum Sands may be a thing of the past after Telstra received the final tick of approval from the council to build its telecommunication tower.

Telstra has not declared when they will start construction but once the tower is built, it's expected to improve mobile network coverage and performance in Tannum Sands, especially toward the southern end of the town. There are plenty of spots in Tannum Sands where mobile coverage can be, at best, weak.

A few areas where the signal is almost non-existent include Millennium Esp, Pacific Av, Canoe Point, Cremorne Dr, Langdon St, Seaview Park and Elizabeth St.

But Telstra Country Wise Area General Manager Rachel Cliffe said the introduction of the 4GX services will mean increased capacity for the local mobile network, giving locals improved and more consistent data speeds.

"This means faster downloads and better quality video in more places with less delay and less buffering," Ms Cliffe said. …

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