Australia's Telstra ordered to delay CDMA switch off

Australia's Minister for Communications ordered Telstra to postpone the closure of its CDMA network until the operator's HSDPA network proves itself. Helen Coonan said she ordered the delay to make sure users in more remote parts of Australia are not left without service. Telstra activated its HSDPA network in October, delivering voice and wireless broadband services to about 98 percent of the population. "I have just spent the last six weeks on the road across Australia and based on the level of frustration in the community, it is clear that this issue needs Telstra's urgent and genuine attention," Coonan said.

For more about the CDMA switch off delay:
- read this article from (sub. req.)
- take a look at this article from The Register