Mobile communications around Yalyalup and Wonnerup East are about to get a lot faster with Telstra announcing construction to start on two new mobile base stations.
Telstra area general manager Boyd Brown said the new mobile base stations will provide improved mobile coverage to residents, businesses as well as motorists travelling along the nearby Vasse and Bussell Highways.
Mr Brown said the new base stations, which are being fully funded by Telstra, would also improve performance at the nearby surrounding mobile sites.
“These new base stations are a game changer for residents and businesses who can now make and receive mobile calls as well as access high speed mobile broadband using our 3G and 4GX services,” he said.
“The Yalyalup site is located in the middle of a fast growing residential hub and it will provide a mobile service for new areas such as the Provence and Bovell communities.
“Mobile coverage is essential to connect friends and families and businesses and this site will also deliver connectivity to those motorists travelling on the nearby Vasse Highway.
“Nearby, the Wonnerup East site will also support local communities and businesses as well as those travelling along the Bussell Highway and Tuart Drive.
“Whether it’s a parent being able to call their children, a small business taking a credit card payment for the first time or a local producer using sensors to run their farm more effectively, mobile connectivity is important for lifestyle and growth in regional areas.”
Mr Brown said the two new mobile base stations were part of a $75 million investment program by Telstra over the past 12 months to boost coverage and connectivity for regional communities.
In addition to delivering immediate benefits to the local communities the new sites prepares the region for future rollouts of new technologies, such as 5G.
“We continue to invest more in building mobile networks in regional and rural communities to ensure local residents can get connected.”