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Topic # 77349 15-Feb-2011 09:29 Send private message

Telstra upgrading its mobile network to long term evolution technology.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/industry-sectors/ericsson-wins-4g-contract-with-telstra/story-e6frg9hx-1226005957170

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  Reply # 439656 15-Feb-2011 10:33 Send private message

There is another article in today?s SMH that basically says that wireless technologies could affect the 36billion dollar NBN project.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/wireless-could-affect-nbn-report-20110214-1atfk.htm...

It goes on to say people are willing to have slower speeds for more mobile devices, eg tablets, laptops and mobile phones, and there is already a large portion of the country that have ditched their landlines in favor of mobile devices and mobile data. Its an interesting discussion, because when you look at the evolution path of what LTE and LTE-A speeds are possible, 100Mbps is no longer a wishful dream, Just recently Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo did LTE-A trails and achieved peak speeds of 1Gbps down and 200Mbps up

http://mobile.engadget.com/2011/02/13/ntt-docomo-begins-lightning-fast-lte-advanced-field-tests/#

This technology is probably 2-4 years away but its where we are heading. Fibre to the home maybe nice to have but I?d prefer 1Gps on my tablet, also a lot cheaper to upgrade a cellsite with a fiber connection than running fibre out to everyone?s house.

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  Reply # 439669 15-Feb-2011 10:56 Send private message

langi27:I?d prefer 1Gps on my tablet, also a lot cheaper to upgrade a cellsite with a fiber connection than running fibre out to everyone?s house.


I'm with you on this one, I guess we have to get to a place where the general public are willing to drop a physical landline, as it is, there's many locations I know where 3G mobile is present while adsl1 is still work in progress, not to mention the waiting lists on some exchanges/cabinets for broadband.

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  Reply # 439694 15-Feb-2011 11:28 Send private message

How well does LTE handle multiple users? Take XT for example, it was faster than my ADSL at launch but now it runs at a fraction of what it used to. Is LTE affected by additional users too?

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  Reply # 439698 15-Feb-2011 11:34 Send private message

All wireless is, It depends on how many users the company choses to shove on a radio.

A general rule of thumb is that a radio has X mbit's of speed and for every user added each users slice of that X mbit's gets reduced.

As for the news? It's great to hear that LTE is starting to gain some tractions downunder




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  Reply # 440077 16-Feb-2011 07:37

Behodar: How well does LTE handle multiple users? Take XT for example, it was faster than my ADSL at launch but now it runs at a fraction of what it used to. Is LTE affected by additional users too?


Not only does the amount of users affect LTE, but the distance from the tower drastically reduces the users speed as well. 

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