A mobile phone tower in Redridge North will be able to keep operating longer if the power goes out during or after natural disasters, thanks to the extension of battery backup power.
The Federal Government is funding Optus to extend the battery backup at the mobile phone tower at Redridge North to provide a minimum of 12 hours backup.
Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt, said extending the battery life of this mobile phone tower would increase telecommunications resilience in the area.
“The Morrison McCormack government is investing in battery backup to keep mobile phone towers operating longer when the power goes out during or after natural disasters,” he said.
The Optus mobile phone tower at Redridge North was funded under round two of the Mobile Black Spot funding.
The Government is providing a total of $13.2 million to Telstra, Optus and TPG to extend battery backup at 467 mobile phone towers across Australia, under stage one of the program.
More information on the program is available here.