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From 5G To NBN: Here's Everything Vodafone Is Working On

Vodafone is on the rise, with the last two years spent heavily investing in ditching the “Vodafail” moniker. At the mid-year briefing this morning, Chief Executive Officer IƱaki Berroeta and Executive General Manager Enterprise Stuart Kelly outlined the telco’s plans for customer service, pricing plans, fixed line rollout and 5G tests.


Here's Why Australia's Mobile Networks Rank Fourth Best In The World

Although many Aussies wouldn’t believe it if you told them, our country’s 3G and 4G mobile networks are regularly ranked among the best in the world. In actual fact, South Korea is the only country that consistently ranks ahead of Australia for overall mobile network speed and 3G or 4G availability, and our average download smartphone download speeds have cracked 25Mbps for the first time ever. OpenSignal’s sixth Global State of the Mobile Network report paints a glowing picture of Australia’s mobile telecommunications infrastructure.


Vodafone Is Showing Off Its Network By Broadcasting A Live Radio Show

Vodafone doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to service — “Vodafail” has been a tough label for the telco to shake. With Telstra’s network woes at the forefront of customer’s minds, what better time for Vodafone to show what its network can do, and prove it is a genuine alternative, than by providing the infrastructure for a live national radio broadcast? Vodafone’s 4G availability is currently (slightly) better than both Telstra and Optus, after all.


Lebara, Macquarie Telecom, Hello Mobile, Go Talk and Pivotel Prepaid Join Vodafone 4G

Over the next two weeks five more Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) — telcos who don’t own the network infrastructure — will join TPG Mobile and Kogan on the Vodafone 4G network.

Customers of Lebara, Macquarie Telecom, Hello Mobile, Go Talk and Pivotel Prepaid will be switched over to 4G by 6 July.


4G In Australia: Telstra Is Fastest, But Vodafone Wins On Availability

Wireless coverage mapping expert OpenSignal has released its first ever report on the state of mobile networks within Australia, and its findings are pretty interesting, if not completely surprising: Telstra currently offers the fastest possible download speeds on 4G, but that comes at the cost of slightly higher latency where Vodafone and Optus swing ahead. Vodafone also wins out on the availability of its 4G networks, with a slight advantage over both its competitors.


Vodafone Is Helping To Make Exoskeltons

Meet the world’s first and only exoskeleton approved for use with both stroke patients and spinal cord injuries — the Ekso GT from Ekso Bionics. Strapped over your clothing, the exoskeleton enables you to achieve mobility, strength, or endurance not otherwise possible.

Vodafone’s network and global Internet of Things (IoT) SIM will be responsible for communicating diagnostics and improved access to patient data in the ready to wear, battery-powered robots.


Vodafone Invites Customers To Build Their Own Plan

Vodafone has today launched a new type of plan for prepaid customers — with fully customisable plans available under a service called MyMix. With plans ranging from a 7-day to a 90-day expiry, anywhere from 500MB to 8GB of data (with bonus data included for those who sign up in May), Vodafone aims to provide a more flexible option for prepaid customers.


You Should Take Better Care Of Your Phone

Opinion: The 24-month phone contract is dead, writes News.com.au. Phone plans go out of date quickly, leaving their buyers stuck with small data quotas. But there’s also the fact that new smartphones, bundled with these plans, are apparently a Bad Idea — because they can be lost, or damaged, or stolen.

It’s that last point that is particularly galling.


Kogan Mobile Gets 4G In June

Hot on the footsteps of Telstra’s network partners Woolworths Mobile and Aldi, Kogan has announced that its prepaid plans — on the Vodafone network — will have 4G switched on in June.


Vodafone Is Targeting Mobile Black Spots In 70 New Locations

Vodafone’s schedule for 70 base stations to be built in regional areas of New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria has been released today. The base stations are part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme that aims to fill the gaps in the mobile network coverage.

Today’s schedule release comes following the announcement that Vodafone now has the second largest reach of any Australian 4G network, covering over 95 per cent of Australians. Vodafone’s combined network now reaches 97 per cent of the population.


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