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Topic # 99961 30-Mar-2012 19:29
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I notice a new comms tower of some kind has gone up at Mystery Creek this week.

Does anyone know what it is for?


I'll take a picture of it next time I go past. 

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  Reply # 602700 30-Mar-2012 19:35
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It's most likely one of the RBI towers being built by Vodafone:

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  Reply # 602702 30-Mar-2012 20:04
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They need to boost capacity there as there were probs with it during the last fieldays

http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/5156554/Fieldays-phones-fail

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  Reply # 602709 30-Mar-2012 20:24
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DjShadow: They need to boost capacity there as there were probs with it during the last fieldays

http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/5156554/Fieldays-phones-fail


Not related to the Fieldays RBI site to improve coverage in general,

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  Reply # 602710 30-Mar-2012 20:25
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BerG: I notice a new comms tower of some kind has gone up at Mystery Creek this week.

Does anyone know what it is for?


I'll take a picture of it next time I go past. 


Post here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=96104

And some speedtests when it's live.
   




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  Reply # 602827 31-Mar-2012 10:08
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Excellent.

We dont get ADSL here for some bizarre reason (10 mins from hamilton, 2 minutes from Hamilton Intl Airport, 10 mins from Cambridge, 1 min from a school) and XT coverage is poor for mobile broadband.

We are also not in line of sight of any of the wireless towers.

Hopefully this might give us some better options.

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  Reply # 602867 31-Mar-2012 12:31
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I install rural broadband in your area, flick me an email / PM if you would like some more info and costs.
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  Reply # 611605 19-Apr-2012 01:16
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From what i've seen there, Vodafone almost always brings in a COW during large events. It seems to get hammered quite a lot during Parachute as well.
Theres a telecom tower on site which broadcasts CDMA, 850mhz XT and 2100mhz XT (as well as a DSLAM too, on an unrelated note). The vodafone one is a decent distance away so i'm not surprised if they are building one.

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