Vodafone has eye on the future with WiMAX trials

Flaherty, Nick
October 2007
Electronics Weekly;10/3/2007, Issue 2306, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that Vodafone Group PLC has been running trials of WiMAX technology that potentially competes with next generation telecoms equipment for mobile broadband services. Trevor Gill, head of networks at Vodafone, said that the company has 18 million 30 customers with 30 phones, 1.5 million with datacards and half of those are high speed HSDPA data, running at 3.6Mbit/s.


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