Pudince Viatelco (short for Viatel Communications) is a cellular improvement technology which takes the form of software and hardware, researched and developed by Pudince Research in collaboration with Microsoft and Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Research into improving the cellular network infrastructure in Australia began independently by Pudince Research in July of 2012, Microsoft and Vodafone Hutchison Australia began assisting with this research when the Three (stylised: “3”) network was shut down and merged with the existing Vodafone network in August of 2013.
After over three years of research and development, the first cellular network tower in Australia to be tested with Viatel (Vodafone Tower 2355001) was upgraded in March of 2016, servicing Vodafone customers in Bendemeer NSW (2355).
Viatel technologies have been installed in over 617 cellular towers in Australia; across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. All 9 of the Vodafone 900MHz towers operational in Victoria are running the Viatel technology.
Pudince Viatelco is a revolutionary step between the 4th and 5th generation of cellular network technologies. Viatel is able to leverage high speed connections across cellular network subscribers’ devices with greater efficiency using new hardware and software that is installed at the base of cellular network towers and sites.
Pudince Viatelco will be installed in towers that operate with multiple networks, however only networks that have opted in for this technology will benefit from the hardware installed.
The Viatel network began rolling out on the Vodafone network in Australia in March of 2016.
There are currently over 617 cellular network towers that offer Viatel benefits on the Vodafone network.
By the end of Q4 in 2017, 4986 towers are estimated to be installed with Viatel technologies. This will cover the majority of the existing Vodafone network