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Econet, I mean NZ Communications is live

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 15-Apr-2008 09:05

It looks like it finally happened. After years of promises and false starts, people are reporting another GSM network in New Zealand: NZ Communications (previously Econet Wireless) seems to be live in Auckland.

The reports in our forms are that NZ Communications is now accepting incoming roaming connections in Auckland.

It appears that it won't accept Vodafone NZ roamingon its network - I can't also find their official website even with all my "Google Mad Skills".

According to the companies website, in 27 March 2007 Econet Wireless changed its name to NZ Communications. At the time shareholders were ECONET WIRELESS LIMITED (London and Zimbabwe), HAUTAKI LIMITED (New Zealand) and KLR HONG KONG LIMITED (Hong Kong).

This post by Jama is an interesting view on a company launched in 2001 - it took them only seven years to get a cell site operational in Auckland.
 
During this time Telstra replaced its Australian CDMA network in record time with a fully operation HSDPA service covering the country, Vodafone has deployed WCDMA, HSDPA 2100 MHz and is right now finalising HSDPA 900 MHz deployment, and Telecom New Zealand announced its own EDGE/HSDPA network deployment to be fully underway in about one year total.

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