Vodafone NZ preps network for 5G

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Vodafone New Zealand has announced partnering with Ciena to upgrade its mobile network to enable support across 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), and ultra high-definition video.

By adding programmable capabilities to its network, Vodafone New Zealand said it will also better support enterprise customers, which will now be able to use a digital user interface to request additional capacity across the network.

The upgrade involved adding Ciena’s Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP) Domain Controller and Liquid Spectrum.

“Utilising technologies from Ciena, Vodafone New Zealand is unveiling an adaptable and agile network that can respond in real time to its customers’ changing demands,” Vodafone NZ said.

“With an adaptive network, Vodafone can better support a growing enterprise customer base


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