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Mobile Black Spot Program Round 5A

Grant Closes: 10th of February 2021 - 5:00 pm Value: Up to $34 Million Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=2cf12f3a-9688-4da6-b5f6-a736b1adef34

The objectives of the Mobile Black Spot Program are to extend and improve mobile phone coverage and competition in regional and remote Australia, by co-funding new telecommunications infrastructure.

Round 5A will be used to test a range of different program designs to continue to expand and improve mobile coverage in regional and remote Australia.

The objectives of Round 5A are two-fold:

  • To fund solutions that will provide new and improved mobile coverage (Mobile Coverage Solutions), with priority afforded to:
    • High Priority Natural Disaster Prone Areas; and
    • Designated Major Regional and Remote Transport Corridors.
  • To fund projects that trial/pilot new technologies and delivery models (Trial Solutions) that provide proof of concept for new ways to extend and improve mobile coverage and competition in less populated and traditionally higher-cost regional and remote areas.
Last Updated: 30th of November 2020
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