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Telstra commited to 3G: WCDMA and EV-DO
Posted on 22-Jul-2004 15:00 | Tags Filed under: News



Australian operator Telstra announced that it will upgrade its current set of 2.5G services, implement W-CDMA on their GSM networks, and deploy EV-DO on the CDMA side of the business. Telstra unveiled its Future Network Evolution and Product Strategy and announced its plans to aggressively exploit the growth trends in wireless, broadband and IP services.

During an analyst briefing, group managing director for Telstra Technology, Innovation and Product (TTIP), Mr Ted Pretty, said the strategy gave effect to the Telstra Board's and CEO Ziggy Switkowski's Vision of Telstra being Australia's leading customer grade, internet protocol (IP) based, multi-service provider with the networks and products to connect Australia to the future.

The major announcements include:

  • the launch in the December quarter of 2004 of new GSM based 2.5G mobile data services using the i-mode content delivery platform;
  • the forthcoming addition of new voice activated products such as Telstra Personal Assistant which will enable customers to leverage a network based personal address book;
  • a commitment to launch 3G WCDMA consumer services during 2005, either through a paced rollout or an infrastructure sharing arrangement;
  • confirmation of the $50m rollout of 3G EVDO (Evolution Data Optimised) on Telstra's CDMA network which, when launched later in 2004, will provide customers in major cities and selected regional centres with wireless broadband connectivity at between 300-500kbps;
  • the completion of the fast-paced rollout to 1400 CDMA base stations of 1xRTT
  • a 12-month program to extend the coverage of existing GSM and CDMA networks by adding 500 base stations to the more than 7,000 base stations already in the networks;

    Mr Pretty said Telstra was well advanced in its plans for the deployment in early 2005 of the most advanced soft switch technology to support the provision of the latest voice over internet protocol (VOIP) services. He told analysts Telstra expects the volume of voice traffic within its core network carried via packet technologies including IP to increase gradually over the next three to five years as additional network capacity was added and as a means of lowering operating costs.






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