Macedon Telstra upgrades

Telstra customers in Macedon will be temporarily impacted by outages or reduction in mobile coverage this month, following scheduled works on the site.

Telstra announced on February 27, that there will be no mobile coverage for Telstra 3G and 4G from its mobile base station in Macedon from March 4 until March 8.

Works on the 3G network will be completed by Friday afternoon, March 8, while works on the 4G network will be complete by Sunday, March 10.

Temporary interruptions will also occur at times until March 13, during daylight hours as Telstra completes the call testing and integration of the network.

Customers will receive text messages advising of the upcoming works.

Regional general manager Steve Tinker said while crews need to work during daylight for safety, they will only be switching off the site when needed and will have it back on as quickly as possible.

“There’s never a good time to undertake this work of work but once it is completed, it will mean better mobile services for local residents,” he said.

“As a company, we heavily invest in improving regional connectivity and this site is another example of our commitment.”

Landline services, NBN internet services and mobile coverage from other providers will not be impacted, and any triple-0 calls will be diverted to a working mobile network.