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Vodafone expands regional coverage

Vodafone expands regional coverage

It will switch on 1200 new network sites across the country from July

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Vodafone has revealed plans to increase its regional coverage, flicking the switch on 1200 new network sites across the country from July.

“Our customers have been very clear what they want from us,” Vodafone CEO, Bill Morrow, said. “They want a reliable network experience where they live, work and holiday.”

Morrow said Vodafone customers living in or visiting regional areas will notice improved mobile coverage from July.

This comes on the back of the telco’s new network infrastructure that it has been investing for the past two years, resulting in more reliable, faster 3G and 3G+ network coverage for its six million customers.

“We have invested heavily in our 3G network over the past two years and our metropolitan network is already 25 per cent bigger than it was in 2011,” he said. “Our engineers continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the Vodafone 3G network delivers reliable, fast network coverage to our customers whenever they need it.

Vodafone also plans to launch its super-fast 4G network in June.

Its parent company recently revealed profits took a massive tumble down 90 per cent, mainly due to Europe’s economic woes.

In the quarter ending March 31, Vodafone singled out Australia and New Zealand as the only markets in the Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region, that did not experience revenue growth.

It also lost a further 108,000 mobile customers in Australia.

“There has been a strong focus on network improvement and arresting the weakness in brand perception,” Vodafone stated. “Australia continued to experience steep revenue declines on the back of ongoing service perception issues and declining customer base.”


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