Telstra mobile base will be running for this weekend’s Southern 80.JESS CRAIG February 3, 2014 4:32am
A temporary mobile phone base designed to improve mobile phone coverage during busy tourism periods is up and running.
The Cell on Wheels was constructed before Australia Day and will remain in place during the Southern 80 weekend.
While there have been problems in the past with COW, the new tower is the same one which is used during the Melbourne Grand Prix.
Telstra area manager Steve Tinker said the tower had 4G capabilities.
He said the 4G coverage and additional network sites in the area would help free-up capacity.
‘‘The tower worked exceptionally well over Australia Day weekend,’’ he said.
‘‘We’ve installed additional permanent towers in the area to cope with the influx of tourists to Echuca-Moama during Southern 80.
‘‘We’ve done all the preparations and we’re as prepared as we can be.’’
Mr Tinker reminded people they may need to be patient with coverage during the huge race event.
‘‘There may be occasions when the network is slow, so we’d ask that people just be patient,’’ he said.
‘‘Hopefully, all of the work we’ve done will minimise that problem.’’
The COW that failed in February 2013 was an older piece of technology.
A single-storey weatherboard house in Doyles Rd, Shepparton was gutted by fire on Saturday.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
Success at the regional schools soccer competition has earned the Echuca Primary School (208) girls side a spot at state games on Wednesday.
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram school students take their books to the streets, dressing up for Community Reading Day.
Public interest to determine Deniliquin Town Hall refurbishment.
Milk co-operative, Murray Goulburn has posted a record financial result, recording an after tax profit of $29 million.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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