Lebara, Macquarie, Hello Mobile, GoTalk and Pivotel go 4G thanks to Vodafone
Vodafone Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) Lebara, Macquarie Mobile, Hello Mobile, GoTalk, and Pivotel Prepaid will all gain access to Vodafone's 4G network by July 6. MVNOs such as the aforementioned don't own their own cellular infrastructure, and instead purchase access to network services at a wholesale rate, then set pricing independently. The five MVNOs in question are currently powered by Vodafone's 3G network.
"We’ve invested billions of dollars in the Vodafone network over recent years, and we’re very pleased to be offering our fast, reliable 4G services to more of our MVNOs," said Vodafone Head of Wholesale Paul Tierney. "Provided they have a 4G capable device, customers of these MVNOs will be able to enjoy the Vodafone 4G network for browsing the internet, and streaming, uploading and downloading content."
Vodafone says its 4G speeds range between 2Mbps and 40Mbps, while 3G speeds range between 0.5Mbps and 8Mbps.
TPG and Kogan Mobile were the first Vodafone resellers to nab access to the company's 4G network.