The Mobile Black Spot Program (the Program) is the Australian Government’s initiative to extend and improve mobile phone coverage and competition in regional and remote areas of Australia.

Up to $34.5 million (GST exclusive) is available for Round 5A.

Round 5A will prioritise solutions that will provide new and improved mobile coverage to natural disaster prone areas and designated major regional and remote transport corridors.

Round 5A may also support projects that trial/pilot new technologies and delivery models that provide proof of concept for new ways to extend and improve mobile coverage and competition in less populated and traditionally higher-cost regional and remote areas.

To be eligible for funding under Round 5 of the Program, an applicant must be a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) or a Mobile Network Infrastructure Provider (MNIP), that has signed a non-disclosure agreement and (where relevant) has supplied the required network information in accordance with the Grant Guidelines.

Potential applicants need to register their interest by 16 December 2020, in accordance with section 7, Stage 2 of the Guidelines.

For further information : Mobile Black Spot Round 5A