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Vodafone launches the Red Network

Media Release
6 June 2008

Vodafone launches the Red Network

Vodafone is launching a new era in fixed line broadband in New Zealand with the introduction of the Red Network.

Vodafone has unbundled half of Auckland’s phone lines and by the end of October will have unbundled the whole city. For the first time, customers will be able chose which network they use for their broadband needs.

Vodafone is delighted to offer three new price plans (Easy, Ideal and Ultimate) that take advantage of the new network infrastructure and will offer customers more freedom and more choice than ever before.

Vodafone Chief Executive Russell Stanners says this is a fantastic result, ensuring Vodafone can offer superior value and quality service and coverage for all customers.

“By having true control of our network we can improve broadband speed and develop better calling and broadband plans, providing consumers with real choice,” he says.

Vodafone will unbundle a total 41 telephone exchanges in Auckland by October 2008, and then look further afield.

“Based on the market today we’d look at Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Rotorua and Taupo and of course Wellington.”

From there, Stanners says Vodafone will look at Christchurch and Dunedin.

“Vodafone is a national operator in mobile and we’ll take that philosophy to the fixed line world as well. We’ve built a next-generation network that will serve both fixed line and mobile and we’re future proofing our Red Network to deliver to our customers’needs in the years ahead. Vodafone is committed to delivering the future today.”


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