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Nokia Networks Wins Vodafone LTE Contract

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Nokia Networks says that it has won a contract from Vodafone New Zealand to deploy a 700Mhz based LTE network.

Coverage will be initially limited to Papakura.

Vodafone New Zealand Director of Technology, Sandra Pickering says kicking off the commercial 4G rollout to rural New Zealand is a major milestone.

"Our focus this year is about expanding our 4G network to rural New Zealand with 700MHz, and Nokia Networks will play an important part in implementing this initiative. We'll be activating 4G wherever possible on new Rural Broadband Initiative sites this year."

To support the launch, Vodafone will augment Nokia Networks' Single RAN-Advanced Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations with the latest 6-pipe RF module for APT 700 MHz to deliver Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO) on up to 3 sectors using a single unit.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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