[LINK] Fwd: VIP-L: CDMA closure postponed !
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Fri Jan 18 16:12:53 EST 2008
>Government postpones CDMA network closure.
>The Federal Government has postponed the closure of Telstra's CDMA
>network planned for this month.
>The telco was preparing to end the network in 10 days, swapping over
>to its newer Next G Network.
>An audit of the Next G's performance compared with CDMA coverage has
>been carried out.
>Federal Communications Minister Stephen Conroy says at present he is
>not in a position to declare the newer network is equivalent to the
>existing CDMA network.
>Mr Conroy says the newer network is not up to scratch due to existing
>problems with phone handsets.
>He says many customers are being given new phones that do not provide
>"I have made it clear to Telstra that it should continue do
>everything possible to ensure that customers are using the correct
>Next G equipment," he said.
>"This should include replacing handsets at no financial penalty."
>Telstra has two weeks to advise the Government on how it plans to
>rectify the problems.
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