Reply To: Project Opportunity 2.4 – Telecom tower placement

Centre for Appropriate Technology Discussion ICT Project Opportunity 2.4 – Telecom tower placement Reply To: Project Opportunity 2.4 – Telecom tower placement

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Luke Barbagallo
Keymaster

Hi Jason,

This really depends on a number of factors, and I’m going to respond with some further questions.

I’d ask what the relative cost is of erecting and maintaining distributed telecommunications towers (this would be a high cost exercise). Does the number of users justify a static solution? Are there opportunities for smaller, NBN Sky Muster connections at homesteads, ranger stations, and camp grounds?

When deciding on a location, assuming if yo were to expand the telecommunications tower network, you would need to consider a few things; is your objective 100% coverage, is your continuous coverage along just the main state and arterial roads, or is your objective continuous coverage at the various ranger stations, homesteads, campgrounds and tourism sites?

You might need to do some further research as to where existing towers are located, but this may be hard to find.

Reach out if you’d like to discuss this further,

Luke