Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Vodafone NZ: 4G will just get better and better

Media statement

22 January, 2014

Vodafone NZ: 4G will just get better and better

Vodafone will continue to deliver New Zealand’s leading superfast 4G network and great services and products to customers following the outcome of the government’s “Digital Dividend” spectrum auction.  The company has secured a 2x15MHz block of spectrum for a period of 18 years.

Tony Baird, Vodafone Head of Networks, says the acquisition of spectrum in the 700MHz band is an important resource to enable Vodafone to continue its nationwide network deployment and leadership.

“There is always a trade-off between acquiring spectrum and further network investment to deliver a superfast 4G network.  With Telecom’s comparatively low site count – some 15-20% less than Vodafone – we always suspected that it would value the fourth block of 700MHz spectrum more highly than Vodafone.  In particular, Telecom has indicated that it is waiting for the 700MHz band to roll out coverage in provincial centres where Vodafone has already provided 4G using the 1800MHz band.  This network upgrade also gave us the opportunity to upgrade the 3G service in these locations to high speed Dual Carrier (DC) over 900MHz.

“In addition, with Vodafone’s comprehensive existing spectrum holdings, we will deliver even faster speeds in the future deploying the next development in 4G technology – LTE-Advanced – using 700MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz in various spectrum combinations.”

Tony continues: “I am extremely confident that Vodafone will continue to deliver the network leadership Kiwis have come to expect, and congratulate the Government on the success of the auction, the results of which demonstrate the considerable value of this spectrum to the New Zealand economy.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Royal Society: Review Finds Community Water Fluoridation Safe And Effective

A review of the scientific evidence for and against the efficacy and safety of fluoridation of public water supplies has found that the levels of fluoridation used in New Zealand create no health risks and provide protection against tooth decay. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Croxley Calls Time On NZ Production In Face Of Cheap Imports

Croxley Stationery, whose stationery brands include Olympic, Warwick and Collins, plans to cease manufacturing in New Zealand because it has struggled to compete with lower-cost imports in a market where the printed word is giving way to electronic communications. More>>

ALSO:

Prefu Roundup: Forecasts Revised, Surplus Intact

The National government heads into the election with its Budget surplus target broadly intact, delivering a set of economic and fiscal forecasts marginally revised from May to reflect weaker commodity prices and a lower tax take. More>>

ALSO:

Convention Centre: Major New SkyCity Hotel And Laneway For Auckland

Today SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited revealed plans to build a new hotel and pedestrian laneway of bars, restaurants and boutique shopping on land it owns in the Nelson and Hobson Streets block, expanding the SKYCITY Entertainment Precinct. More>>

ALSO:

Igniting The Spark: Bringing The Digital Enabler To Life

Changing a name is, relatively speaking, the easy part of a re-invention. Changing a culture, getting all the ducks in a row, turning yourself inside-out to become customer-inspired is a much bigger challenge. More>>

ALSO:

Ebola And NZ: Targeted Screening At Airport But Risk Low

The risk of any cases of Ebola in New Zealand remains very low, but health and border authorities are well prepared... anyone arriving in New Zealand who in the last three weeks has visited countries affected will be screened for symptoms of the disease. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Brewer Seeking Crowd-Funding Cancels Shareholders’ Dividends

Shareholders in Renaissance Brewing company, the first business to seek equity through crowd-funding in New Zealand, have cancelled their claim on $147,000 of accumulated earnings “to make Renaissance a more attractive investment opportunity.” More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news