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  #785210 21-Mar-2013 21:36
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freitasm: 

Oh, and a phone being "LTE compatible" doesn't mean the network is launching it NOW. It only means users can have the peace of mind knowing WHEN it happens their shiny new smartphone will be there for them. 
 


But the average buyer won't necessarily know this. They will see "4G LTE compatible" and think they are buying a phone that will give them 4G service when they receive it.

I have no issue with the statement there if Telecom are ready to launch 4G; or if not that they clarify "4G not yet available on our network".





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  #785212 21-Mar-2013 21:39
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It is available to the end users on the trial maybe that counts

 
 
 
 


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  #785214 21-Mar-2013 21:43
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Cbfd: Cant thnk of the name of them off the top of my head - but they convert the fibre signal up the tower to coaxial so it can be plughd into the new antenna -


BBU goes at the bottom of the tower and RRU at the top.

Fibre to the antenna isn't new, although it hasn't been that common in the past due to the higher costs of RF over fibre compared to standard RF over coax.





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  #785285 22-Mar-2013 04:27
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Speaking of 4G...
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sideswipe/news/article.cfm?c_id=702&objectid=10872527

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  #785291 22-Mar-2013 08:09
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quickymart: Speaking of 4G...
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sideswipe/news/article.cfm?c_id=702&objectid=10872527


Not many buildings out on the Hauraki Gulf last time I checked

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  #785294 22-Mar-2013 08:13
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coffeebaron:
freitasm: 

Oh, and a phone being "LTE compatible" doesn't mean the network is launching it NOW. It only means users can have the peace of mind knowing WHEN it happens their shiny new smartphone will be there for them. 
 


But the average buyer won't necessarily know this. They will see "4G LTE compatible" and think they are buying a phone that will give them 4G service when they receive it.

I have no issue with the statement there if Telecom are ready to launch 4G; or if not that they clarify "4G not yet available on our network".



This is not really any different from selling a tv that is HD ready even if there was no HD content available at the time. This was very common a few years ago.
Or Orcon saying that their genius modems were UFB ready, even before they launched UFB.

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  #785295 22-Mar-2013 08:18
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johnr:
lxsw20: At gen-i conference the word was LTE would be out nation wide by end of year.


On 1800Mhz? 700 Mhz auction is not even till the end of the year / early next year

Hope they are building a lot more sites and they still need to pick a vendor as I understand


No idea, they didn't get technical about it, they pretty much said LTE in trial, expect the network to go up quickly but won't be starting until telecom new financial year, completed by end of the year. Max possible speeds around 155 down but expect closer to 30-40 down in real world use.

 
 
 
 


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  #785297 22-Mar-2013 08:24
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Not sure if Telecom intend it that way, but I read it as Vodafone 4g lte capable, should you wish to use it on vodafone.
From the other angle, its a way of stringing along customers, implying or encouraging customers to jump to the conclusion, that maybe they might soon be getting 4g too... ;) maybe. Without stating it.
Which is actually almost the same as what you originally said I guess...
Maybe an asterisk and "coming in future" would suffice?



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  #785665 22-Mar-2013 20:35
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Thumbs up Telecom for rewording your marketing:







Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  #785666 22-Mar-2013 20:41
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lxsw20:
johnr:
lxsw20: At gen-i conference the word was LTE would be out nation wide by end of year.


On 1800Mhz? 700 Mhz auction is not even till the end of the year / early next year

Hope they are building a lot more sites and they still need to pick a vendor as I understand


No idea, they didn't get technical about it, they pretty much said LTE in trial, expect the network to go up quickly but won't be starting until telecom new financial year, completed by end of the year. Max possible speeds around 155 down but expect closer to 30-40 down in real world use.


The problem with category 4 networks (like Vodafone have) is there are bugger all devices that support it. Most are category 3.

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lxsw20:
johnr:
lxsw20: At gen-i conference the word was LTE would be out nation wide by end of year.


On 1800Mhz? 700 Mhz auction is not even till the end of the year / early next year

Hope they are building a lot more sites and they still need to pick a vendor as I understand


No idea, they didn't get technical about it, they pretty much said LTE in trial, expect the network to go up quickly but won't be starting until telecom new financial year, completed by end of the year. Max possible speeds around 155 down but expect closer to 30-40 down in real world use.


The problem with category 4 networks (like Vodafone have) is there are bugger all devices that support it. Most are category 3.


but its backward compatible, is it not?





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  #786077 23-Mar-2013 22:00
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Yes for sure or my CAT3 handset would not be working on it now

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  #787914 27-Mar-2013 13:11
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johnr:
quickymart: Speaking of 4G...
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sideswipe/news/article.cfm?c_id=702&objectid=10872527


Not many buildings out on the Hauraki Gulf last time I checked


Haha they must think they're hilarious.




 


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