Telecom NZ to go WCDMA

Rumours abound that Telecom New Zealand has tapped Alcatel-Lucent to deliver a GSM/WCDMA overlay for its existing CDMA network.

Local reports, which will come as another blow to the CDMA community, suggest that TCNZ has spent around NZ$400m (US$294.2m) on WCDMA-ready GSM infrastructure, which will overlay its 850MHz CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network.

It is expected that the operator is planning to use GSM at 850MHz for voice, leaving the 1xEV-DO network for data traffic.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


There are no upcoming events.


Do you agree public funding should be used to support mobile operators to more broadly deploy Open RAN?

Loading ... Loading ...