Ericsson selected by Vodafone Australia

7 Mar 2008

Ericsson has announced that Vodafone Australia has selected it to support the rollout of its HSDPA mobile broadband network, capable of supporting speeds of up to 14.4Mbps; The project is being fast tracked for completion by December 2008. Rollout will be carried out across all regions of Australia simultaneously and it is expected that the 3.5G network will have 95% coverage upon completion. Though Ericsson gave no official figure for the value of the deal, it was estimated by Reuters to be worth AUD500 million (USD463 million).