Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Walker Wireless and Vodafone New Zealand seal partnership
Posted on 1-Aug-2003 08:17. | Tags Filed under: News.

Walker Wireless Ltd and Vodafone New Zealand Ltd have formalised their strategic relationship with the signing of agreements under which Vodafone will become a key marketing and distribution channel for the Walker Wireless broadband service.

This is a further development in the relationship that began late last year when the two companies jointly funded and managed a $6 million trial of consumer and business high speed wireless services in Auckland.

Bob Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Walker Wireless, said the formalising of the strategic relationship with Vodafone is a significant milestone for the company.

“With the trial now complete and successful, this alliance will enable us to roll out broadband wireless technology that will revolutionise the way people in New Zealand live and work, by freeing them from the limitations of fixed wire connections.”

Tim Miles, Managing Director of Vodafone, said the agreements are an important step towards offering customers even greater choices in the mobile and wireless space.

Mr Smith said the two companies’ mobile and broadband technologies were highly complementary and represented the future of personal and business communications. We are pleased to be working with a powerful company like Vodafone to make this happen.

“Once a region has coverage, a customer will be able to purchase a palm-sized modem in a Vodafone store and install it in a matter of minutes, giving them access to a fast, reliable, cost-effective broadband network.

“This is already possible in some parts of Auckland and our immediate priority is to further develop our Auckland coverage and our regional sites in Southland, Wairarapa and Northland that are being progressed under the Government’s Project Probe initiative.”

The company’s wireless broadband service will be launched under a new brand name by the end of September.

More information:

comments powered by Disqus

Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Gigabit cable now available
Created by sub, last reply by Pumpedd on 27-Oct-2016 22:46 (177 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12

RNZAF Boeing 757 breaks down when carrying PM. RNZAF must have an atrocious dispatch reliability figure.
Created by amiga500, last reply by Jase2985 on 27-Oct-2016 20:31 (88 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6

WiFi and 3G/4G controlled Wall Switches
Created by maxeon, last reply by wbx0838 on 26-Oct-2016 17:46 (21 replies)
Pages... 2

Is it me, or have Trade Me prices increased?!
Created by Geektastic, last reply by mattwnz on 27-Oct-2016 14:58 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3

Working for Spark - Customer support / Contact Centre
Created by goodfox, last reply by quickymart on 27-Oct-2016 21:40 (28 replies)
Pages... 2

Sugar In Food
Created by Geektastic, last reply by dipkiwi on 27-Oct-2016 16:17 (29 replies)
Pages... 2

Galaxy Note 7 Announcement and Owners' Thread
Created by eracode, last reply by JeremyNzl on 26-Oct-2016 19:35 (1201 replies)
Pages... 79 80 81

Disagreement with tradesman over invoice - escalation path
Created by timmmay, last reply by networkn on 27-Oct-2016 23:30 (12 replies)