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 Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Telecom New Zealand has announced that sign ups to its 3G ‘XT’ network exceeded its most optimistic targets. In the first five days following the launch the company claims to have sold over 25,000 units, including handsets and SIM cards. Telecom did not reveal how many customers had subscribed to the full 3G service. Director of Mobile Operations Paul Hamburger said, ‘Visits to Telecom’s website during launch day were equivalent to the web traffic normally seen over a month and a half and phones were being ordered online at a frenetic rate of one per minute. Sales of our mid-to high-end handsets have been stronger than expected, which is very pleasing and we can also see lots of customers using mobile broadband services on their devices.’

Source: TeleGeography.