Vodafone Upgrades NSW 4G Network
Although 5G is on everyone’s mind, Australia’s 4G network still isn’t fully operational. Today, Vodafone has announced it will be expanding its 4G mobile network across select areas in New South Wales beginning on March 18 and continuing throughout 2019.
The upgrade plans to convert the 2,100MHz spectrum frequency — currently used by the 3G network — for use in the 4G network.
As a result, some older devices that are only compatible with 3G 2100MHz spectrum will no longer work after the spectrum is converted to the 4G network.
Compatibility of a device can be checked via Vodafone’s coverage checker
Vodafone’s customers in ACT are already experiencing the new 4G 2100Mhz spectrum, and Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia are set to follow in 2019.
“Our customers are using more and more data – more than 90 per cent of our mobile customers use the 4G network with 4G data usage across our network increased by 58 per cent during 2018,” said Vodafone CTO Kevin Millroy.
“This upgrade work will ensure the 4G network gets a capacity boost, so more of our customers can use their data to stream their favourite content or use social media, while still keeping our 3G network strong.”
To find out where Vodafone has 4G, see vodafone.com.au/coverage.