Vodafone unveils 3G expansion plans

7 Jul 2008

Vodafone New Zealand has announced plans to expand its 3G mobile network so that it covers 97% of the country’s population by 2010, up from the current level of 63%. The firm says by the end of the expansion it will have invested NZD500 million (USD379 million) on its 3G network rollout in New Zealand, Dow Jones reports. ‘The network extension means we’ll be able to offer true broadband speeds to almost every New Zealander, and especially our rural customers, by April 2010," said Vodafone’s General Manager for Corporate Affairs, Tom Chignell. ‘This means broadband will be available on customers’ mobiles and it can be used as a cost effective home solution, especially in areas where no landline-based broadband is available.’

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