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Telecom Continues Its Expansion Of 027

Telecom Continues Its Expansion Of 027 Coverage And Services With Five New Sites In The Southland Region

Telecom will spend nearly $1.8 million to bring its state of the art 027 mobile phone services to more Southland customers.

Telecom has expanded its 027 network with the recent addition of improved facilities in Woodlands and Otautau.

Stephen Crombie, Telecom Manager Network Planning, says the new facilities will provide more mobile coverage and increased capacity to the growing number of Telecom’s 027 Southland customers.

Telecom plans to add three more 027 sites in the Southland region by the end of June 2003, located at Athol, Garston and Riverton.

The Riverton facility will provide coverage to Riverton township, coastal and sea areas, along State Highway 99 and to the surrounding areas.

The new facilities at Athol and Garston will integrate with Telecom’s existing mobile phone sites near Frankton and Lumsden and provide continuous coverage to State Highway 6, in the northern Southland area.

Telecom’s plans in Garston provide a great opportunity to help out the local Kingston Community Association who operate a TV translator to prevent outages during severe weather conditions. Once Telecom’s power cable is installed, the Association will be able to tap into it to upgrade their power supply to the translator.

These three sites will also provide improvements to safety in the area by enabling better communications for emergency services.

The investment in the Southland region is part of Telecom’s national expansion of the 027 mobile service. More than 250,000 customers are already using the 027 network.

Customer can enjoy the many benefits of accessing Telecom’s Mobile JetStream fast data mobile network, by using a Mobile JetStream capable phone or handheld device or laptop (plus a modem such as the GTRAN Wireless DotSurfer 3000).

Wherever there is 027 coverage, the network can provide fast access via the Internet to services like email, banking and new services, as well as desktop applications on company networks.

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