This downloadable coverage map contains a geographic model of Telstra 4G mobile broadband data speeds within the Mackay Queensland Council Region. To ensure the highest level of accuracy the map includes all 291 Telstra 4G transmitters from 59 towers within and immediately surrounding the region. Prior to digital delivery the model we be re-checked for network changes, ensuring the model has the latest publicly available data included.
The Mackay Region's Telstra 4G network has been extensively upgraded during 2018 to 2020, with the greater Mackay area including Walkerston upgraded to LTE-A Pro using a combination of 6 radio carriers to support gigabit 4G speeds. The surrounding townships of Seaforth, Hay Point, Sarina, and Midge Point have been upgraded to LTE-Advanced, and most other areas remain serviced by Band 28 700 MHz.
The model is coloured in a traditional heat-map from blue to red, representing peak LTE downlink data rates from 0 to 600 Mb/s. Peak data rates represent the maximum achievable data rate at any given location.
The Mackay mobile broadband map can be used to identify poor performing areas, high performance suburbs, areas with no coverage, determine the best location to establish a site office, determine real estate mobile broadband availability, and many more. It covers the following major towns:
- Alligator Creek, Armstrong Beach, Bakers Creek, Ball Bay, Brampton Island, Calen, Campwin Beach, Cape Hillsborough, Crediton, Dalrymple Bay, Dalrymple Heights, Eton, Eungella, Farleigh, Freshwater Point, Grasstree Beach, Halliday Bay, Hampden, Hay Point, Kinchant Dam, Kuttabul, Laguna Quays, Lindeman Island, Marian, McEwens Beach, Midge Point, Mirani, Mount Ossa, Oakenden, Pindi Pindi, Pinnacle, Sarina, Seaforth, St Helens Beach, Walkerston, and many more.
This very large model has been generated to 5 metre grid accuracy using a combination of LiDAR, SRTM and vegetation clutter datasets, and uses ITU standard propagation models that has been optimised for Australian terrain and vegetation characteristics. To maintain file size the model has been downsampled to 15 metres.
The model uses the Cradlepoint IBR1700-1200 as its modelled UE (Cat-18, 5CCA, 4x4 MIMO).
The standard format for download is Google Earth KMZ, however a range of alternative formats are available for easy import into any GIS software on request (GeoTIFF, Google Map/OpenStreetMap Tiles, SVG, and many more).