Telecom NZ announces CDMA plans

Telecom New Zealand has announced plans to build a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) network and is about to commence negotiations with prospective vendors.

"Virtually all technology paths lead to CDMA, including GSM. Our existing digital network provides a high quality voice service, but we need to ensure that in the future our cellular network meets all the requirements of our customers, including the need for high-speed, quality mobile data," said David Bedford, general manager, Telecom's Network GroupScheduled for commercial launch in early 2001, the network will offer customers an alternative to Telecom NZ's D-AMPS and analog networks.

"Telecom will continue to support and invest in our existing D-AMPS and analog networks, in cooperation with our current cellular supplier, Ericsson," Bedford said.

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