Vodafone has no plans for 4G modems

 

Unlikely in 2013.

Vodafone Australia is unlikely to launch 4G modems for its new Long Term Evolution (LTE) network this year, focusing instead on smartphone users.

The carrier's 4G program manager, Allen Didovich, told a live discussion on Facebook yesterday that standalone mobile broadband services on the network, launched last week, aren't currently factored into short-term plans.

"We don't currently have any plans to launch 4G Modems in 2013," Didovich said.

"We are focussing on bringing a great experience to our existing smartphone customers. We find a lot of our customers are tethering their smartphone and using this as mobile broadband."

 

 

Vodafone representatives had previously given little indication of plans or timeliness for 4G modem availability.

There was better news for customers waiting for prepaid 4G products, with Didovich confirming they were currently being looked at internally.

"We will definitely have an update for customers later this year," he said.

Services are currently only being offered to a selection of existing postpaid users on the Vodafone mobile network.

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.


Vodafone has no plans for 4G modems
 
 
 
Top Stories
ANZ looks to life beyond the transaction
If digital disruptors think an online payments startup could rock the big four, they’ve missed the point of why people use banks, says Patrick Maes.
 
What InfoSec can learn from the insurance industry
[Blog post] Another way data breach laws could help manage risk.
 
A ten-point plan for disrupting security
[Blog post] How can you defend the perimeter when it’s in the cloud?
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest articles on BIT Latest Articles from BIT
Pass on carbon tax savings, warns ACCC
Jul 24, 2014
The ACCC is warning businesses that supply "regulated goods" to pass on any cost savings ...
Have customers that won't pay debts?
Jul 10, 2014
The ACCC and ASIC have updated their advice when it comes to collecting debts.
Carpet cleaner faces court over online testimonials
Jul 4, 2014
The ACCC has initiated proceedings against A Whistle (1979) Pty Ltd, the franchisor of Electrodry...
You can now get 15GB of free online storage using Microsoft OneDrive
Jun 25, 2014
Cloud storage has reached both the capacity and price where it's a viable alternative to local ...
Another clever trick you can perform with Xero
Jun 25, 2014
Here is another way to reach out to particular subsets of your customers using Xero.
Latest Comments
Polls
What is delaying adoption of public cloud in your organisation?







   |   View results
Lock-in concerns
  29%
 
Application integration concerns
  3%
 
Security and compliance concerns
  27%
 
Unreliable network infrastructure
  9%
 
Data sovereignty concerns
  21%
 
Lack of stakeholder support
  3%
 
Protecting on-premise IT jobs
  4%
 
Difficulty transitioning CapEx budget into OpEx
  3%
TOTAL VOTES: 1048

Vote