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  Reply # 699204 10-Oct-2012 16:44 Send private message

Telecom to trial 4G technology by Christmas

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7793944/Telecom-to-trial-4G-technology-by-Christmas



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  Reply # 699502 11-Oct-2012 09:44 Send private message

Thanks for the link.

I found these quotes interesting:
"... meaning they should result in faster and/or cheaper mobile broadband plans with higher data caps."

and:
"The wide-scale deployment of 4G networks awaits the release of 700MHz spectrum, which will be freed after analogue television shuts down."

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  Reply # 699507 11-Oct-2012 09:53 Send private message

I found this interesting too:

"Retail chief executive Chris Quin said in May that the trial would be in Auckland and Wellington and in some smaller centres and regions."

Although compared with Auckland, "smaller" could be anywhere!

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  Reply # 699639 11-Oct-2012 12:50 Send private message

Also
"Telecom might not take the equipment down afterwards, meaning the trial could evolve into the full commercial launch of a 4G network."




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  Reply # 703950 20-Oct-2012 10:16 Send private message

i wonder if it is too late to sign up for this trial thing. I have an S3 LTE and i would be very interested to give it a crack Laughing

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  Reply # 703955 20-Oct-2012 10:45 Send private message

Steve113: i wonder if it is too late to sign up for this trial thing. I have an S3 LTE and i would be very interested to give it a crack Laughing


You could have always connected to Vodafone's LTE network in Auckland that clearly wasn't locked down properly last week and allowing any device to connect. Posting on the Vodafone forums about this like this person did was clearly the right thing to do to get the loophole closed!








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  Reply # 703960 20-Oct-2012 10:59 Send private message

How do I sign up for the trial? That would give me a reason to upgrade my s2!




Apologies for poor typing standards when on Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE/iPad 2 Wifi

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  Reply # 703962 20-Oct-2012 11:02 Send private message

joker97: How do I sign up for the trial? That would give me a reason to upgrade my s2!

According to the 4G FAQ you can sign up here, however that link just takes me to the home page. Does it work for you?

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  Reply # 703977 20-Oct-2012 11:55 Send private message

At the end of year financial announcement from Telecom one Aussie analyst asked the CFO how much capex was put aside for an LTE rollout next year.

He said none. At that point Telecom was only trialling 4G/LTE and had no money set aside for an actual launch.

This was quite a surprise as we'd walked in to the Telecom building through doors emblazoned with 4G logos.

I would presume Simon Moutter would change this once he's got his strategy launched, but for now Telecom is trialling 4G only with no plan to launch a network in the next financial year.

Meanwhile, over at 2D and Vodafone...

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