4/16/2008 11:19:00 AM
BT and Vodafone in network deal
Vodafone will use BT’s Ethernet technology to increase the capacity of its mobile network to offer data-heavy services.
BT Wholesale will provide and manage high-speed connectivity between Vodafone’s base stations and its core network.
The announcement follows a similar deal between BT and T-Mobile in July last year.
With the increase in the take-up of data-heavy services, such as USB data dongles and music downloads, operators are under pressure to increase the bandwidth in their networks.