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Telecom’s expanding mobile network connects Reporoa

Locals and visitors to Reporoa may notice a boost in mobile coverage in the area , with Telecom announcing today that it has invested more than $175,000 on improved coverage and capacity in the Reporoa Township and along State Highway 5 from Rotorua to Taupo.

Telecom’s investment in the Reporoa RBI (Rural Broadband Initiative) site will give locals access to voice, mobile broadband and text services over the Telecom mobile network, which has been built specifically for smart phones.

This new mobile coverage is part of Telecom's commitment to open up access to mobile data and applications for rural communities. Telecom is co-locating on every one of the Government’s RBI sites where it doesn’t already have coverage, and has an ongoing programme of new mobile site builds and upgrades to improve coverage and capacity.

Conor Roberts, Head of Public Affairs for Telecom says, “It’s important New Zealand communities are able to access mobile services and this investment will ensure those who live, work and travel through this area will be able to make the most of what the Telecom mobile network can offer.”

Conor says rural communities and businesses have become increasingly reliant on mobile phones as their primary form of connectivity.

“Fast broadband and mobile services are crucial for the success of rural businesses, education, health providers, and in bringing rural communities together,” he says.

To find out more about the Telecom Mobile Network and the coverage in your area, please visit www.telecom.co.nz/coverage, or visit your local store in Shop 3, Rotorua Central Mall, 1170 Amohau Street, Rotorua.

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