Telecom NZ Network Review

Telecom New Zealand LogoTelecom was established in 1987 from a division of the NZ Post Office before being privatised in 1990. At the time Telecom had a monopoly of all phone lines in New Zealand.

Telcom Mobile is the second largest mobile opertor in New Zealand behind Vodafone. Telecom Mobile used to operate AMPS, Digitial D-AMPS/TDMA and now operates CDMA. The D-AMPS and AMPS service was sold under the ‘025’ brand and the CDMA services are sold under the ‘027’ brand. In March 2007 Telecom Mobile turned off the ‘025’ network and most of the Telecom customers were migrated to the ‘027’ network, which is marketed as a T3G third-generation mobile system.

In May 2009 Telcom Mobile launched a network called the XT Mobile Network based on the WCDMA HSPA technology.

Telecom Mobile’s market share has dropped every year since Vodafone New Zealand bought out BellSouth in the late 1990s. However, with the new 3G Network launched under the brand name T3G, Telecom Mobile has started to claw back some market share from Vodafone New Zealand. This meant that in 2005 Telecom reported they had acquired 72,000 new mobile phone customers, compared to just 27,000 for Vodafone NZ.

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