Telecom NZ makes first W-CDMA call

11 Jun 2008

Telecom New Zealand says it has made the first live call over its W-CDMA 3G mobile network and that the new system is on track to be launched by the end of this year. Telecom says the W-CDMA network will complement its existing CDMA-based 2G and 3G system and has confirmed that it is committed to supporting its current network until at least 2012. ‘Customers will benefit from the strengths of both mobile network technologies and will be able to choose the devices and services that best suit their needs, without having to worry about what underlying technology platform it’s delivered by,’ said Telecom CEO Paul Reynolds.

New Zealand, Spark