Menu
Telecom to challenge Vodafone's lead, launching 4G in November

Telecom to challenge Vodafone's lead, launching 4G in November

Telecom's 4G network will be available to prepaid and monthly-pay customers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch from 12 November.

Telecom is set to launch its 4G network on the 12th of November in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The network will be available to both prepaid and monthly-pay customers on Telecom’s current plans at no extra cost.

“We want to encourage our customers to use their data freely on 4G, so we’ve launched our new ultra mobile 4G-ready plans, which include higher data caps. Telecom’s rapidly expanding Wi-Fi network, which we recently announced will be a free add-on for our pay-monthly and prepaid pack mobile customers, will also allow them to stay connected,” said Chris Quin, Telecom’s retail CEO.

The 4G services will use LTE technology over the 1800MHz spectrum band.

“The network build has progressed extremely well, with promising results from testing and excellent collaboration between vendors Huawei, Cisco and Ericsson, in conjunction with existing 3G network technology provider Alcatel-Lucent.

“Telecom’s decision to make its 4G network freely available to all of its customers is another significant step towards providing an integrated network of fibre, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi,” David Havercroft, Telecom’s COO said.

The company stated that to access 4G, customers will need to be in a coverage area, own a 4G-capable phone that has been enabled to work on the Telecom mobile network, and upgrade to a 4G SIM card.

The firm also announced a ‘new look’ to its retail brand, featuring the Telecom ‘spark’ in a range of new colours, in addition to the traditional blue.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags 4gltetelecomTelecom NZ4G LTETelecom Retailchristchurchwellingtonaucklandnew look4G network

Featured

Slideshows

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session

New Zealanders kick-started EDGE 2018 with a bout of Super Rugby before a dedicated New Zealand session, in front of more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors on Hamilton Island.​

EDGE 2018: Kiwis kick back with Super Rugby before NZ session
EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research

EDGE 2018 kicked off with a dedicated New Zealand track, highlighting the key customer priorities across the local market, in association with Dell EMC. Delivered through EDGE Research - leveraging Kiwi data through Tech Research Asia - more than 50 partners, vendors and distributors combined during an interactive session to assess the changing spending patterns of the end-user and the subsequent impact to the channel.

EDGE 2018: Kiwis assess key customer priorities through NZ research
Show Comments