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Topic # 114189 11-Feb-2013 16:06 Send private message

Just received the release regarding this trial. I am coming to town now for a launch drinks/event and will post the release later.

Currently 100 people in the trial it seems.




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Reply # 759612 11-Feb-2013 16:18 Send private message

Still waiting for the call for the Auckland trial! Maybe I was away from the phone when they called? Waiting by the phone now if they want to try again.




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  Reply # 759619 11-Feb-2013 16:38 Send private message

I see in the APN setup under bearer that LTE is setup as an option on my S3, don't recall it being there before but could be wrong.




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  Reply # 760111 12-Feb-2013 14:45 Send private message

I've ive seen or heard of this is a couple of speedtest pictures on youtube.
I havent seen any fancy PR stuff or videos or photos of the event etc, what gives!



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  Reply # 760131 12-Feb-2013 14:57 Send private message

I am getting a device tomorrow but only for use in Wellington close to the Telecom building. At airport now, will post more later.




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  Reply # 760139 12-Feb-2013 15:01 Send private message

what 4g frequency are they operating on around the telecom building?

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  Reply # 760167 12-Feb-2013 15:19 Send private message

Most likely 1800 MHz

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  Reply # 760186 12-Feb-2013 15:29 Send private message

or 2600Mhz




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  Reply # 760196 12-Feb-2013 15:34 Send private message

johnr: or 2600Mhz


Yes you are right, press release from Dec 6 states 2600 MHz for Wellington

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  Reply # 760225 12-Feb-2013 15:57 Send private message

Man 2600mhz seems high. Won't using such high frequencies just cause issues?

The building penetration will be terrible.




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  Reply # 760248 12-Feb-2013 16:30 Send private message

2600 MHz. It is a test site, inbulding coverage only.




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  Reply # 760256 12-Feb-2013 16:33 Send private message

Allowed to share any speed results with us?



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  Reply # 760258 12-Feb-2013 16:35 Send private message

Saw 75Mbps down, 40 Mbps up yesterday but will have my own device tomorrow.




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  Reply # 760262 12-Feb-2013 16:39 Send private message

freitasm: Saw 75Mbps down, 40 Mbps up yesterday but will have my own device tomorrow.


haha, that's is a lot faster than ADSL2+ or VDSL





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  Reply # 760266 12-Feb-2013 16:45 Send private message

ajobbins: Man 2600mhz seems high. Won't using such high frequencies just cause issues?

The building penetration will be terrible.


When LTE was first ratified no other frequencies were available, a bit like 2100 being used for all 3G in the early days.

Up until a couple of years ago carriers in Europe weren't allowed to use any technology other than what their licence specificed for their spectrum, this means that 3G in the 900 band or LTE in the 1800 band weren't allowed. Most countries have now removed this restriction, so 1800MHz is now going to become the dominant LTE band globally except for the US who don't use this band for mobile.


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  Reply # 760271 12-Feb-2013 16:48 Send private message

Woah, 75 down!

I just did a test with the speedtest.net app on my Note II (N7105) and got 12mb down and 1mb up (Auckland CBD).

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