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Visionstream ensures continuous mobile reception at Melbourne’s biggest events

Friday, 3 March 2017

If you shared or are sharing pictures or videos live from any of the following events in Melbourne you've got the Visionstream Optus Wireless Project (OWP) team to thank!

  • Carols by Candlelight - Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • New Year Eve’s 2016 celebrations
  • Australian Open 2017
  • White Night (18 -19 February)
  • Moomba Festival (10 -13 March).

The team have installed a transportable cell tower, or Cell on Wheels (COW) that ensures continuous and enhanced Optus 4G mobile coverage at the events.

The COW caters for major events, where phone and data usage are at higher than normal levels. To deploy one COW can be likened to building almost three permanent mobile sites capacity wise within a week.

“We are very pleased to see another successful deployment of the COW by our OWP team,” says Richard Kelleway, CEO, Visionstream. “Installing these towers is a mammoth task and it is a testament to the dedication and hard work of this team that the COW was in place one week ahead of schedule.” The tower will continue to bring enhanced coverage to the precinct until March 2017.


With more than 20 years’ industry experience and end-to-end project capabilities across design, construction, operations and maintenance services, Visionstream’s delivery of mission critical networks is supported by robust project management methodologies, in-house technical capabilities, an extensive sub-contractor network and a strong culture of safety and sustainability.

Partnering with our clients, we find solutions for the key issues facing network operators including accessibility, efficiency, reliability, safety, equity and security.

Visionstream is part of Ventia, one of the largest services businesses in Australasia delivering smart solutions with the vision to lead the way in infrastructure services by harnessing the power of technology. Ventia has operations in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea.

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