CDMA group established for Telstra changeover

The federal government has set up a group to monitor Telstra's plans to drop the CDMA mobile phone network in the bush and move to a digital system. Telstra plans to switch off the CDMA network once 3G is introduced.

The working group was announced by IT Minister Helen Coonan who wants to ensure a smooth transition from the old to the new network.

"While Telstra is bound by licence conditions and current contractual arrangements to provide a digital mobile network in regional Australia, the working group will ensure a cooperative and coordinated approach to replicating the coverage of the existing CDMA network," Senator Coonan said in a statement.

The working group will meet for the first time this week and will be tasked with making sure there is adequate mobile phone coverage during the rollout of its next-generation network.

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