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Vodafone's 3G network extends to regional centres
May 29, 2005 05:53 PM EST | 3G , Vodafone | Email to Friend
Vodafone has been losing market share to Telecom in recent months and will be hoping for a lift from its newly developed 3G mobile phone network and looks set to quickly target many regional centres not yet served by Telecom's T3G network. The network is expected to go live in about a month after undergoing the final testing.
Vodafone's 3G network is expected to be only half as fast as T3G, which offers average download speeds of about 500 kilobits per second.
However, Telecom is hinting it will expand the network soon.
Unlike Telecom, which rolled out its T3G network in November by upgrading its existing cell sites in just four months at a cost of $40 million, Vodafone contracted Nokia to build it a new network based on rival standard UMTS at a cost of $400 million.
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