Telecom is to wholesale its 3G network from next year, a year earlier than originally planned.
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Computerworld had the opportunity to organise some quick speed testing on Telecom’s new XT WCDMA mobile network, and the results don’t disappoint.
On paper, the XT network offers 14.4Mbit/s downloads and 5.76Mbit/s uploads, according to Rebecca Earl, Telecom’s sponsorship and mobile product manager. She says that average speeds will be 3Mbit/s downloads and 1Mbit/s uploads.
The testing bears out Earl’s statements: using www.speedtest.net and connecting to four different servers in New Zealand, Computerworld saw speeds well over 3Mbit/s for downloads during daytime, hitting over 6Mbit/s at night.
Telecom plans to build a $300 million mobile network, the company confirmed today, and as expected it is adding GSM technology to its network.
New Zealand will get a taste of the next generation high-speed network technology for GSM/UMTS operators later today when Vodafone demonstrates HSDPA to media.