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.
Vodafone 4G network now covers 94 per cent of Kiwis
Posted on 17-Mar-2017 19:25 | Tags Filed under: News



Vodafone has today announced 94 per cent of New Zealand’s population is now within reach of its 4G mobile network. 

 

Vodafone introduced 4G services in 2013 and has since watched data usage surge in line with consumers’ increasing appetite for better connectivity.

 

Vodafone’s Technology Director, Tony Baird said, “We’ve worked hard to extend our 4G network to 94 percent of Kiwis and the government-backed Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) has played an important role in this.

 

“Our vision is to take 4G services to more than 99 per cent of the population and we’re confident we’ll get there through a combination of ongoing investment and innovation,” he said.

 

In 2015 Vodafone was the first to introduce carrier aggregation technology to its 4G network – further boosting mobile download speeds for its customers.

 

Considered an important building block for 5G, carrier aggregation allows different parts of radio spectrum to be paired at mobile sites across the country. It is currently enabled across 40 per cent of Vodafone’s 4G network.

 

Tony says a key area of the company’s research and development is in small cell technology, with its solar-powered Moonshine Valley prototype a shining example.

 

“Small cells are like mini cell sites that can operate completely off-the-grid, delivering super-fast 4G broadband and mobile coverage to hard-to-reach communities that have previously had nothing.

 

“We’re hugely excited about the potential of small cells to extend our coverage footprint even further across New Zealand – particularly in rural areas where rugged landscapes are notorious for blocking mobile signals,” he said. 

 







comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Kiwis to be hit with tax on online purchases
Created by Gordy7, last reply by cadman on 20-Nov-2017 13:21 (174 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


Xero generated PDF's faulty ?
Created by xpd, last reply by MadEngineer on 20-Nov-2017 20:18 (15 replies)

Where can I get Chilis?
Created by trig42, last reply by networkn on 20-Nov-2017 17:37 (13 replies)

Curious updates from Bigpipe
Created by robjg63, last reply by hio77 on 17-Nov-2017 19:27 (11 replies)

Potential heatpump issue
Created by theitman, last reply by Rickles on 19-Nov-2017 18:41 (9 replies)

Data hunt (free data game) is back!
Created by PhantomNVD, last reply by Nil Einne on 21-Nov-2017 04:53 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


HDMI over Ethernet
Created by Rickles, last reply by Rickles on 20-Nov-2017 18:49 (14 replies)

Recent plan change. service reduced price "increased"
Created by merve0o0, last reply by sbiddle on 19-Nov-2017 17:57 (7 replies)