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Troubled mobile carrier Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) is pressing ahead with the network upgrade it hopes will rebuild its fortunes in the country, with Cisco to provide the foundation of its 4G network backbone.

The Borg's ASR 5500 is to be rolled out as Voda's multimedia core platform, the companies say. VHA is preparing for a 4G service launch later this year to try and catch up with the already-bolted Telstra and Optus horses.

Vodafone's CTO Cliff Woo cites scalability and the ability to create personalised services as the reasons behind its choice.

Plagued by poor network performance that saw the carrier dubbed Vodafail in social media, Vodafone announced in 2011 that it would replace its radio network with Huawei kit. Huawei is also Optus' favoured vendor, while Ericsson remains Telstra's favoured vendor.

VHA has fallen from favour in the Australian market, shedding 443,000 customers in 2012, facing a class action over its network performance, and saddling its two owners, Vodafone and Hutchison, with more than $AU400 million in losses each for 2012.

Its 4G services are due to launch in June. ®

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