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.
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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