Vodafone Oz Fires Up HSDPA

ESPOO, Finland -- Nokia is supporting Vodafone Australia's launch of its updated 3G broadband network in Australia with world leading High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology.

Nokia's HSDPA solution allows Vodafone to offer its customers data services at speeds of up to four times faster than current 3G speeds.

The commercial launch of the service follows an extensive trial of the solution and close cooperation between Vodafone and Nokia in Australia.

"Our current strategy is simple - provide high-speed, mobile broadband coverage where it counts," said Edward Goff, General Manager Business Markets at Vodafone Australia. "Our upgraded 3G broadband service will first appeal to business customers who want to operate more effectively while out of the office Vodafone 3G broadband provides fast, one-click access to email and attachments, the web, Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and company servers."

"Vodafone is at the leading edge adopting new technologies that benefit their customers here in Australia and around the world. We are happy to continue our successful cooperation by supporting them in bringing the Nokia HSDPA solution to Australia," Paul Tyler, General Manager, Networks, Nokia.

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