How we're improving mobile connectivity
Victorians depend on good mobile connectivity. It's important for access to healthcare, education and flexible working, and it's critical in emergencies.
Through the $56 million Victorian Mobile Project, we're making more than 230 places in Victoria better connected with new mobile infrastructure, with many of these completed. As well as upgrading mobile coverage, it's improving safety by allowing people to contact emergency services in more locations.
Now we’re doing delivering even more. We're working with telecommunications partners to improve mobile connectivity in Victoria through more than 1,200 projects. More than 700 of these are in regional and rural areas, and many are underway.
These will increase service coverage and quality for more than 2.4 million premises. And many will provide a 5G network sooner than planned.
Between now and 2026, our co-funded projects will lead to:
- new mobile towers built
- existing mobile towers upgraded to 5G, for faster connection and lower latency
- other towers adapted so several telecommunications providers can use them
- many more towers made more resilient during natural disasters.
Our telecommunications partners have agreed to share infrastructure at many of these sites. This will give more Victorian residents and businesses a choice of mobile providers and improve competition.
Read more about services in your area on our telecommunications providers' websites:
Reviewed 20 August 2023