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  # 2075027 17-Aug-2018 20:38
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looks like vodafone reseller

They will be running their own network.

There are a number of other operators apart from Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees that have LTE deployed in NZ. There is plenty of equipment available from smaller wireless providers (Baicells being a classic example) that are a fraction of the cost of equipment from the big telco providers. There are also a number of bands this equipment can be operated in outside the normal LTE bands.

I've always expected they would be under the bandwidth to really offer such a service....

Unless they are under Compass/Bluereach's spectrum?


Their site is a tad misleading as their coverage map does use vodafones's for RBI.

ah kool. i assume vodafone reseller because first thing i check was rural coverage - which appears to be same as vodafone footprint.

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  # 2075082 17-Aug-2018 23:13
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Where is the map for this? I have a friend who may find some use from this because adsl and bodycorp leave them with useless internet.



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  # 2075122 18-Aug-2018 08:28
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I'd be interested to see what they mean by "CBD" on their coverage map too - it would cover a pretty large area.


Makes me think of Wired Country or whatever they were called - could only get it if you had a strong enough signal from the Sky Tower.

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  # 2096068 25-Sep-2018 11:38
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Hello everyone, I would like to answer questions related to Metro 4G Unlimited service.


The service is designed mainly for customers staying at the apartments under restrictions to use in-building WiFi service only or buildings without UFB Fibre under different circumstances. This is another option so customers have a choice to address their need better. The building WiFi might be good enough for very short term stayers but Metro 4G Unlimited plan could work well for mid to long term residents.


LTE Bands: The service operates on LTE TDD band 41 and FDD band 7. I'm not able to elaborate much further due to NDA with our supply partners at this point in time. As many of you know, 2600MHz isn't very good with penetration but it's great to build small cell sites (frequency re-use) in high density environment. The SIM card provided with LTE router can be inserted into any LTE device such as mobile or MiFi which supports band 7 and band 41. One of the advantages of using LTE router is that external antennas can be plugged in to improve signal. The better quality the signal is, the higher the throughput via better modulation scheme.


Coverage: Pretty much Auckland CBD only at this stage. I know it sounds vague but if someone lives in one of the CBD high rise apartments, it's most likely they can get the signal. I've seen the situation personally where customer can't get the service because the apartment is on ground floor of the concrete building surrounded by the tall towers.


Fair Use Policy: There's no hard limit on data usage on the Metro 4G Unlimited plan. We simply don't want someone to be consuming all the available bandwidth 24/7, leaving connection slow or un-usable for everyone else on the particular cell site. The "QoE Monitoring & Optimization Engine" has been rolled out across the network so everyone get fair share of available bandwidth on each cell site.


The legal team has been advised to re-word Fair Use Policy to clarify the definition of excess usage, average usage, and so on.


If you have any further question, please post it here. I'll try my best to answer within my capacity and time permits.


Thank you,


Tom - Wireless Nation

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  # 2096089 25-Sep-2018 11:53
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Well that's all very Blue, I hope they don't wait too long to Reach all those extra clients in the surrounding areas :)

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Well that's all very Blue, I hope they don't wait too long to Reach all those extra clients in the surrounding areas :)



haha :p

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