Manilla, Dungowan and Walcha Road to receive Telstra upgrades

Good reception: While Manilla's mobile servive is being upgraded on Tuesday, Walcha Road and Dungowan are also in line to receive new base stations to improve reception in coming months.
Good reception: While Manilla's mobile servive is being upgraded on Tuesday, Walcha Road and Dungowan are also in line to receive new base stations to improve reception in coming months.

MANILLA locals may be without mobile service yet again as Telstra carries out upgrades.

Telstra will be installing new 4G infrastructure on the town’s mobile tower on Tuesday, although expect disruption to be minimal.

A spokesperson for Telstra said the “planned maintenance work is expected to cause just a short interruption to services”.

“The work will assist in providing long-term benefits for mobile services in the area and we apologise for any inconvenience,” the spokesperson said.

Locals have been plagued by mobile and internet issues over the last few months, with lightning strikes and other maintenance works causing a number of delays and outages.

Meanwhile two of the regions well known blackspots are also in line for an upgrade.

Dungowan and Walcha Road have been unveiled as two areas that will be receiving new mobile base stations under Telstra’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

The program aims at installing 577 new base stations around the country.