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Topic # 94627 15-Dec-2011 10:15
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This is in reference to a comment by JohnR on another thread. Have VF lit up a new cell in Kumeu and if so how has it affected overall coverage in the area. I'm out in Waimuku  close to the Muriwai turn off and at the moment VF is 1 bar if I'm really lucky and standing in the right part of the house.




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  Reply # 558202 15-Dec-2011 10:24
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Yes Kumeu has a new 2G / 3G site in testing phase so its unlocked and Vodafone customers can attach to the cell and use it

Waimuku requires it's own cell as it's not close enough to get coverage from Kumeu but its coming!

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/about/rural-broadband-initiative/

Just a FYI Waitakere Township is now live 2G / 3G as of about 3 weeks ago so West Auckland is getting some love along with other places around NZ, Many new 2G / 3G cells are in building phase now

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  Reply # 558209 15-Dec-2011 10:54
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Waitakere cell site - a co-locate with Telecom / 2degrees:


Alas, I think the 3G is 2100, so drops out a few km's along Waitakere Road. The 2G is ok, but that's no good when you lock phone to 3G only.

@johnr Where's the new Kumeu cell? Is it also a co-locate on the Telecom cell, or somewhere else?

    
 




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  Reply # 558212 15-Dec-2011 11:05
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Kumeu is a co-locate with Telecom

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  Reply # 558216 15-Dec-2011 11:11
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johnr: Kumeu is a co-locate with Telecom



Great to see the telcos working together. Long may it last. 




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  Reply # 558322 15-Dec-2011 13:52
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Not West Auckland But Nelson Motueka 2G live / 3G just unlocked

3G is Dual carrier 43 Mbps DL and 5.7 UL

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/140-new-mobile-coverage/page__p__71320&#entry71320

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  Reply # 558575 16-Dec-2011 09:24
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mxpress:
johnr: Kumeu is a co-locate with Telecom



Great to see the telcos working together. Long may it last.?


I would also like to say that it is great that Telcos are co-locating. Can't deny Towers are Ugly and it's nice to not have 3 in the same place, but since we all use cellphones, they've got to be somewhere.

I would love to see this set up properly with 4G spectrum. That you have a new network provider like Chorus is now, and the Cell Companies operate a virtual network over it. It would minimise tower duplication, maximise coverage and most efficiently use the spectrum available.

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  Reply # 558597 16-Dec-2011 09:56
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nzfatmatt: It would minimise tower duplication, maximise coverage and most efficiently use the spectrum available.

And create a single point of failure.

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  Reply # 558610 16-Dec-2011 10:20
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Behodar:
nzfatmatt: It would minimise tower duplication, maximise coverage and most efficiently use the spectrum available.

And create a single point of failure.


Not really as we have out own kit on the co-locates

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  Reply # 558614 16-Dec-2011 10:23
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johnr: Not really as we have out own kit on the co-locates

I should've quoted more of the previous post; it was referring to a 4G network run by Chorus or similar that is wholesaled.

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  Reply # 558616 16-Dec-2011 10:26
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Behodar:
nzfatmatt: It would minimise tower duplication, maximise coverage and most efficiently use the spectrum available.

And create a single point of failure.


Yes you would have to have redundancy in the back end and not decommission all towers close to each other especially in built up areas.

But we are never going to be able to get good reception in remote areas without all providers using one tower. Eg Stewart Island. Vodafone would never put anything up as it's too costly for the small number of users that are there. Even using the same tower with their own kit would probably not be viable. But if you are a Vodafone customer and visit you won't have reception. So having towers where you operate over virtually would make sense.

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  Reply # 558617 16-Dec-2011 10:29
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nzfatmatt:
Behodar:
nzfatmatt: It would minimise tower duplication, maximise coverage and most efficiently use the spectrum available.

And create a single point of failure.


Yes you would have to have redundancy in the back end and not decommission all towers close to each other especially in built up areas.

But we are never going to be able to get good reception in remote areas without all providers using one tower. Eg Stewart Island. Vodafone would never put anything up as it's too costly for the small number of users that are there. Even using the same tower with their own kit would probably not be viable. But if you are a Vodafone customer and visit you won't have reception. So having towers where you operate over virtually would make sense.


Never say never about coverage getting deployed to the most rural places in New Zealand

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/8993-vodafone-puts-the-power-in-the-hands-of-new-zealand-communities/

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  Reply # 558623 16-Dec-2011 10:43
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johnr:
nzfatmatt:
Behodar:
nzfatmatt: It would minimise tower duplication, maximise coverage and most efficiently use the spectrum available.

And create a single point of failure.


Yes you would have to have redundancy in the back end and not decommission all towers close to each other especially in built up areas.

But we are never going to be able to get good reception in remote areas without all providers using one tower. Eg Stewart Island. Vodafone would never put anything up as it's too costly for the small number of users that are there. Even using the same tower with their own kit would probably not be viable. But if you are a Vodafone customer and visit you won't have reception. So having towers where you operate over virtually would make sense.


Never say never about coverage getting deployed to the most rural places in New Zealand

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/8993-vodafone-puts-the-power-in-the-hands-of-new-zealand-communities/

John



Then what about Telecom customers?!!

I have side tracked this thread from original topic so will let it be here and maybe discuss on its own thread sometime.

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  Reply # 559681 19-Dec-2011 16:56
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What about Huia? when are we in Huia going to get rural broadband?

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  Reply # 559859 20-Dec-2011 10:10
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djrm: What about Huia? when are we in Huia going to get rural broadband?


Please review the link off to the RBI INFO second post in this thread

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  Reply # 559986 20-Dec-2011 16:25
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Typical last as usual for the Waitakeres. So when does "Final RBI coverage" mean in timescale? and what about poor old KeriKeri and Bethells beach???


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