TelstraClear's Tauranga Unplugged network is no more

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 16-Apr-2007 12:31

Mauricio has posted the press release here

TelstraClear blaming Vodafone is rather interesting. The network is live and from what I understood was very close to being complete. I guess we'll see a bit of a PR war now developeing between both companies over the coming days..

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Comment by Jama, on 16-Apr-2007 13:16

TCL are starting to sound like Econet! Always quick to blame someone else.

Why do TCL need roaming when they were building a 3G network primarily to provide fixed wireless broadband.

Author's note by sbiddle, on 16-Apr-2007 13:42

I wonder whether TCL are simply trying to call Vodafone's bluff and force Government intervention.

Comment by juha, on 16-Apr-2007 21:37

No, I understand TCL is pulling all the gear to redeploy in Australia.

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