Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Optus and Vodafone Australia roll out shared 3G network
Posted on 24-Nov-2004 23:42. | Tags Filed under: News.



The companies signed an agreement to form an alliance to share 3G network sites and radio infrastructure across Australia. Following a heads of agreement announced on 26 August 2004, Optus and Vodafone are the first mobile operators in Australia to finalise an agreement to build and operate a joint national 3G radio network, sharing more than 2,000 base stations nationally.

Initial 3G sites will cover Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra followed by Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and other regions.

The agreement to share network infrastructure encompasses both co-located sites and shared network sites. The network installed on shared sites is to be held through an unincorporated joint venture between the parties. A co-located site is where Optus and Vodafone share a single set of 3G antennas and feeders and co-locate the two carriers’ 3G base stations in a single equipment shelter. This type of site will be deployed in the inner areas of Sydney and Melbourne. Shared network sites use a single set of 3G antennas and feeders and share a 3G base station.

Optus and Vodafone will each own a 50 per cent interest in the assets, have access to 50 per cent of the capacity and share the cost of building and operating the network.

Optus estimates the cost of independently rolling out 2,000 3G base stations to cover Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide to be approximately A$435 million (US$345 million).



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Good riddance to Obama and his drones. Pakistani villagers will be saying the same.
Created by amiga500, last reply by DarthKermit on 22-Jan-2017 04:44 (88 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 21-Jan-2017 22:58 (1830 replies)
Pages... 120 121 122


Xtra email no longer receives on Outlook 2003 / Outlook 2011 for MAC
Created by lNomNoml, last reply by hio77 on 21-Jan-2017 22:59 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


$1160 for a car battery??!!
Created by jonathan18, last reply by k1w1k1d on 21-Jan-2017 17:11 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Lost Mp3 collection, how to rebuild on the cheap (legally)?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by kickintheeye on 18-Jan-2017 23:05 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


New Ford Mustang or Holden Commodore or alternatives
Created by MikeB4, last reply by driller2000 on 21-Jan-2017 12:39 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Upsize my American houses to McMansion value deal.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by richms on 18-Jan-2017 15:48 (14 replies)

Spec check on laptop for GoPro editing please
Created by martyyn, last reply by richms on 20-Jan-2017 17:23 (13 replies)