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Mobile Network Hardening Program – Round 2

ClosedGrant Closed: 17th of November 2023 - 5:00 pm Value: Up to $16.5 Million Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=9e3f350d-6bb4-4159-84ce-23a9b5f4db55

The Mobile Network Hardening Program will increase the resilience of Australia’s mobile network telecommunications infrastructure to help prevent, mitigate and respond to outages during bushfires and other natural disasters. The Program is providing grants to upgrade the resilience of mobile telecommunications infrastructure in regional and remote Australia, and First Nations communities.

Up to $15 million (GST exclusive) is available for Round 2 of the Program. Potential projects may include delivering longer periods of  backup power, emergency power solutions to facilitate rapid restoration of services, expanding protection zones around telecommunications sites, providing redundant Backhaul, or other physical hardening measures.

To be eligible for funding under Round 2, an applicant must be a Mobile Network Operator (MNO), Mobile Network Infrastructure Provider (MNIP) or a Network Management Provider (NMP).

Last Updated: 10th of September 2023
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