Telstra, Optus and TPG investment in mobile infrastructure in Australia

Mobile operators such as Telstra, Singtel Optus and TPG Telecom have made significant investments in mobile infrastructure in Australia between January 2018 and January 2021, but the focus has moved to 5G deployment predominantly in the major cities.
Telstra broadbandACCC Mobile Infrastructure Report – data release

“This is a significant release of information that will provide transparency on Australia’s mobile networks that was previously not available,” ACCC Commissioner Anna Brakey said releasing Mobile Infrastructure Report.

The report shows that 3G and 4G network deployment has generally slowed.

“The mobile network operators use predicted coverage as the basis for their coverage maps, and their input assumptions and metrics are different. They can also change input assumptions from time to time, which makes it difficult to accurately assess coverage changes.”