29 July 2013
Vodafone New Zealand has today launched 4G services in the country’s capital, Wellington.
Vodafone’s 4G LTE
network, thought to be 10 times faster than the existing 3G
service, is up and running in Auckland, Christchurch,
Queenstown, Wanaka, Taupo and Lake Brunner.
Trials for the latter were held in April this year.
Russel Stanners, CEO of Vodafone New Zealand, said: "With 4G
available to over 30% of Wellington’s population
today – including the central city and Lower Hutt
– rising to more than 50% in September,
there’s even more opportunity for Wellingtonians
and visitors to experience the speed of 4G."
Users of the 4G service in the city are expected to benefit
from notably faster upload and download speeds, as well as high
definition movie streaming on the move.
"Now you can use 4G when you’re riding the cable
car, getting a taste of Wellywood at the Weta Cave movie
museum, or simply enjoying a stroll around the city," Stanners
Vodafone is reportedly targeting Palmerston North, in New
Zealand’s North Island, for the next stage of its