Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Telecom NZ throws hat in 700 Mhz ring
Posted on 4-Oct-2013 16:01 by Bill Bennett | Tags Filed under: Articles



As expected Telecom NZ publicly confirmed it will be bidding in the 700 MHz spectrum action. The auction is scheduled to start at the end of this month.

In  a statement to the NZX CEO Simon Moutter says:

"In order to encourage rapid development of 4G services and deliver the greatest benefit to consumers and the broader New Zealand economy we believe the auction process should aim to deliver an outcome that assists investment in a rapid and extensive rollout of 4G network services."

Interest is likely to be high. The 700 MHz band is prime real estate for mobile carriers. It is the most suitable spectrum for next generation mobile data services and is particularly well-suited to less densely populated areas – read that as “most of New Zealand”.

The spectrum becomes free as the analogue television network moves to digital transmission.

Most 4G services currently on offer in New Zealand use the 1800 MHz band. As Moutter explains:

"…1800 MHz spectrum is not particularly well suited for use outside major urban areas. In less densely populated areas, the broader coverage range of lower frequency spectrum enables a 4G network to be built with less cell site infrastructure, significantly improving the network economics."

Telecom NZ says it wants to use the 700 MHz spectrum as the 4G network backbone.

©digitl nz 2013

Bill Bennett on Google+







comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Driving an automatic - do you use one foot or both?
Created by geekIT, last reply by nakedmolerat on 20-Sep-2017 21:23 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Auckland Airport fuel supply obliterated by digger
Created by Batman, last reply by gzt on 20-Sep-2017 21:04 (178 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


iPhone 8/iPhone X, impressions?
Created by surfisup1000, last reply by MikeB4 on 20-Sep-2017 21:25 (347 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24


How to backup/copy an iphone app?
Created by Batman, last reply by scuwp on 19-Sep-2017 19:37 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


When did we become America
Created by BTR, last reply by Fred99 on 20-Sep-2017 20:03 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


IOS 11 email client and Office 365 - heads up people
Created by gjm, last reply by mattwnz on 20-Sep-2017 17:15 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Sky blames piracy for lost customers. Sky: it's time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by tdgeek on 19-Sep-2017 20:34 (479 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


vodafone shutting down email?
Created by FatFurryGuy, last reply by mentalinc on 20-Sep-2017 21:18 (284 replies)
Pages... 17 18 19