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Vodafone

Vodafone Australia is Australia's third largest carrier owned by Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd with 7.2 milion users and covering 94% of the population. Vodafone has around 15.2% market share.

In late 2010 the Vodafone Australia network began to exhibit severe problems regarding call quality, voicemail, SMS reliability and data speeds. As a result Vodafone are currently trying to repair their network and gain back the confidence of customers.

They are also spending a billion dollars to rebuild a new Huawei based network that supports HSPA+, DC-HSPA (16Mbps) and LTE (40Mbps). The DC-HSPA and LTE release is currently available in selected locations.

See more information on Vodafone's Network expansion plans.

Vodafone announced they will be re-farming their 850MHz band from 3G to 4G some time next year. The 3G 850 network will then cease to operate. Vodafone's 2G/GSM network will be turned off on September 30, 2017

Website: www.vodafone.com.au

Network Vender
GSM Frequency
3G Frequency
LTE Frequency
Data
Downlink Data Speed*
Ericsson (GSM)
Nokia Siemens (3G)
Huawei (New 3G/4G)
Shut Down Date:
30 September 2017
900
1800
900
2100
850
1800
2100
HSPA+
LTE

7.2 Mbps
14.4Mbps (limited areas)
40Mbps (LTE)


MNC
Mobile Users
Base Stations
03
584,000 (Nov 2013)
5000+

Access Point Name (APN)

Service Type
APN
PostPaid
live.vodafone.com
PrePaid
live.vodafone.com