Vodafone Australia Connects First NBN Trial Customers

Monday, December 19th, 2011 
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Delivering Mobile, FetchTV and High Speed Broadband services

Vodafone today announced that it has connected its first customers to the National Broadband Network (NBN) who will now be able to enjoy mobile, pay TV and high speed broadband services. Vodafone is the first new entrant to trial the NBN.

“We are pleased to have connected our first NBN customers and delighted to be providing them with some of the innovation that’s possible with the latest generation of mobile, fixed broadband and TV services,” said Nigel Dews, CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

Vodafone is trialling innovative TV services with new entrant FetchTV, including High Definition movies on demand and is also the first operator to trial femtocell technology with the Vodafone Expand product through the NBN. Vodafone Expand boosts indoor signal strength for Vodafone 3G mobile devices, providing better call quality and mobile internet access.

The trial is underway in Armidale, NSW, and Vodafone is planning similar trials in Kiama, NSW and Brunswick, Victoria in 2012.