The small town of Coolah (population 910) is situated approx. 100km North of Mudgee and 100km South of Gunnedah. It is one of a number of towns claiming to be “beyond the black stump”.
And there can be no argument that folk in the Coolah area often find themselves on the wrong side of decent mobile and data services.
On a large Homestead in Coolah NSW owned by the Reynolds family, a daily struggle was taking place to access decent wireless internet and mobile signal for a home run business including breeding exceptional quality cattle.
The Reynolds family desperately needed both high speed internet access and mobile coverage to run their home business from their office on their Coolah property. They had no mobile coverage and very poor quality NBN satellite access for their data needs.
They contacted Haddcorp T/as Telstra Business Centre North West (TBCNW) to review their options and provide a solution.
In reviewing the site TBCNW found no usable signal around the house but discovered a usable mobile signal on a hill situated 600m from the house. This then provided TBCNW with the basis to capture this signal and direct it towards the homestead where it could be utilised in full by the business.
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A total of 4 x Blackhawk Yagi antennas were used – 1 was set up to receive the mobile signal, and 3 were set up to repeat the signal in a 90 degree range. This set up provided over a kilometre of mobile coverage – directly into the homestead.
A Robustel was installed in the solar box which was connected to a Ubiquiti Radio link which is beaming high speed 4GX down to the main homestead. At the homestead end the radio connected into a switch and supplied 4 Wi-Fi access points to completely cover the house with high speed Wi-Fi. We tested speeds of up to 60mbps In the house using this setup.
There are multiple dwellings on the large property and Robustel is now supplying data for all dwellings via wireless links.
This mobile coverage and data installation was undertaken by Telstra Business Centre North West NSW a communications expert operating in the larger regional area surrounding Tamworth. To contact them please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 02 6763 3433.
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