Vodafone trial brings 4G to remote Australia
Vodafone Australia, the third largest mobile operator in the country, ran a rural trial to deliver 4G voice and data services in locations where commercial networks are not traditionally deployed, or where coverage is patchy or unavailable.
T-Mobile US fined for rural call failures
T-Mobile US agreed to pay a $40 million fine and follow a compliance plan after a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation found the operator covered up rural call completion failures with false ring tones.
Huawei pushes rural coverage with lower-cost gear
LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT, SHENZHEN: Huawei aims to make investing in rural infrastructure in emerging markets more attractive with a line of wireless infrastructure products designed to optimise spectrum usage and significantly reduce the time to recover the…
NZ operators join hands to boost rural coverage
New Zealand’s three mobile operators – Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees – jointly proposed at least matching the NZD150 million ($105 million) set aside by the government to improve broadband and mobile infrastructure in rural areas.
Telstra picks up pace of filling coverage gaps
Australia’s largest mobile operator Telstra deployed its 100th base station and expanded coverage to 50,000 square km under a government programme designed to improve coverage in rural and remote regions.
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