Vodafone intros 3G service in New Zealand

Mobile operator Vodafone is introducing a 3G broadband service in New Zealand, allowing subscribers to access the Internet at increased broadband speeds while on the move.


In a statement, the operator said the service would provide speeds faster than conventional broadband services, and claimed it would become the preferred way for users to get online access to the Internet and business applications.


Vodafone would provide super-fast 3G broadband speeds via an upgrade to its 3G network, which it introduced last year, from Oct. 1, providing speeds of up to 3.6Mbps in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.


It would offer an average performance of 800kbps to 1.4Mbps, and HSDPA would be available in other areas with 3G coverage, operating at under 1Mbps to begin with, Vodafone said.