Mobile coverage in Bay of Plenty benefits from huge investment

Our mobile network team completed 26 cell site upgrades or builds last month, all while complying with Covid-19 health & safety requirements

Our RAN team continues to be hard at work on our regional investment program, finalising 26 cell site improvements in October. This was all undertaken with strict compliance to Covid-19 health and safety requirements in mind and represents the impressive mahi of our team.

These improvements included six new mobile sites at Pyes Pa South, Katikati North, Waihi Beach South, Bowentown, Hairini and Papamoa South East. We also added two Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) sites and upgraded 18 existing Vodafone sites.

All our new mobile cell sites were in the Bay of Plenty region, giving faster internet and better mobile and wireless broadband coverage for the locals and tourists who will be enjoying the stunning region this summer. The cell sites upgrade program predominately aims to strengthen 4G and/or 5G coverage for customers.

A huge ka pai to everyone involved in bringing better connections to Vodafone customers across Aotearoa.

The 6 newly built sites are located in:

  • Pyes Pa South, Bay of Plenty
  • Katikati North, Bay of Plenty
  • Waihi Beach South, Bay of Plenty
  • Bowentown, Bay of Plenty
  • Hairini, Bay of Plenty
  • Papamoa South East, Bay of Plenty

The 18 upgraded sites are situated in:

  • Hillsborough Road, Auckland
  • Mt Albert, Auckland
  • Panmure, Auckland
  • Auckland, Wade Head
  • Bay of Plenty, Kaimai Lower
  • Fenton Park, Bay of Plenty
  • Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
  • Whakatane Central, Bay of Plenty
  • Omanu, Bay of Plenty
  • Burnham, Canterbury
  • Foodstuffs Hornby, Canterbury
  • Tolaga Bay, Gisborne
  • Gisborne, Hicks Bay
  • Southland, Invercargill South
  • Southland, Heidelberg
  • Taranaki, Waitara Town
  • Tasman, Motueka Township
  • Waikato, Taupo Straights West

The 2 newly built RCG sites are in:

  • Cave, Canterbury
  • Whangaimoana East, Wellington

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