The Central Desert regional council, based in Alice Springs, covers around 283,000 square kilometres, and is made up of nine unique communities.
The council provides a range of services to residents, including aged care, local maintenance and safety patrols alongside power, water and sewage maintenance. To do this, the council relies on a fleet of 160 vehicles, which are often required to travel along dangerous unsealed roads for up to 1000km. The remoteness of the council means that mobile coverage isn’t stable. Concerned for driver safety, the Central Desert team turned to new technology to improve communication.
The value of reliable communication