VHA confirms plans to launch commercial LTE in June 2013

9 Apr 2013

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has set out its plans for the commercial launch of Long Term Evolution (LTE) services, with the cellco saying it aims to launch ‘what will potentially be Australia’s fastest 4G network’. The mobile network operator has confirmed that it will introduce commercial 4G services from June 2013, and as part of a staged rollout the higher speeds will initially be introduced in the major metropolitan centres of Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, as well as in the regional centres of Wollongong, Newcastle and the Gold Coast.

Commenting on the plans, VHA CEO Bill Morrow noted: ‘Our 3G+ and 4G technology provides [customers] with the speed, and we will be adding nearly 2,000 additional sites this year to improve coverage for our customers where they need it most.’