Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has appointed Ericsson to build a new Australia-wide network that, it says, will greatly increased capacity of the Vodafone mobile network.
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Mnet Group (ASX: MNZ) has been appointed as master content aggregator for Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) for its various content portals including Vodafone Live! and the former Hutchison network's Planet 3 service.
Part of the telco merger between Vodafone and 3 means a reimaging of the brand. For many years 3 has supported the endeavours of the Australian cricket team, but from this upcoming Ashes tour Vodafone Hutchison Australia will pick up the cheque. iTWire spoke to Vodafone CEO Nigel Dews about cricket, Android and 3G networks.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has appointed Indian IT outsourcing specialist Tech Mahindra to take responsibility for the running and operations of the company's IT systems, replacing a number of providers that included Ericsson and IBM.
Vodafone Hutchison Australia has chosen to outsource management of its network operations to Nokia Siemens Networks under a seven-year agreement. Nokia Siemens will also supply equipment to upgrade VHA‘s core network, but VHA has made no announcement on a supplier for its radio network.
National mobile carrier Vodafone this afternoon said it was ahead of schedule in delivering the re-build of its troubled mobile network, stating that customers were already starting to see a difference in the quality of their connections.
Its rivals Telstra and Vodafone Hutchison Australia have over the past several weeks detailed mobile network expansion plans in the hundreds of millions of dollars or even more. But SingTel subsidiary Optus doesn't appear fazed by the revelations -- laying out progress on its own efforts in a detailed statement this week.
Ericsson has chosen Australian modem maker Netcomm as its supplier of LTE fixed-wireless devices for the National Broadband Network in rural and regional Australia. In June, Ericsson was appointed by NBN Co to build and operate its 1.1 billion dollar fixed-wireless broadband network in a 1.1 billion deal.