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  Reply # 925653 1-Nov-2013 13:28
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old3eyes: Why didn't we just implement the US 700 Meg band and we would now have hardware for it??


Because its crap, and the rest of the world is where the action is....

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  Reply # 925720 1-Nov-2013 14:37
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old3eyes: Why didn't we just implement the US 700 Meg band and we would now have hardware for it??


Because its crap, and the rest of the world is where the action is....


Why is it crap ??   Need a better answer than that..  




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  Reply # 925739 1-Nov-2013 14:52
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Take a look at this comparision - image from here and tell me which looks less complicated


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  Reply # 925756 1-Nov-2013 15:07
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wellygary:
old3eyes: Why didn't we just implement the US 700 Meg band and we would now have hardware for it??


Because its crap, and the rest of the world is where the action is....


Why is it crap ??   Need a better answer than that..  


From this post that linked to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APT_band_plan_in_the_700_MHz_band

I suggest you read the Advantages vs Challenges:

To me the biggies are:

Advantage -

 

Room for more competition

 

The APT band plan allows that up to 4 operators could receive wide spectrum blocks (10x2 MHz in this case), or 3 operators getting 15x2 MHz each, or other mixed configurations. On the other hand, in the US, there are only two commercial operators using the band (AT&T and Verizon Wireless), each of them having 10x2 MHz of spectrum

 

Spectrum planning flexibility

 

The APT band plan allows greater national spectrum planning flexibility for governments all over the world, giving the possibility to adjust channel sizes to necessities of particular market and country by allocating blocks ranging from 5x2 MHz up to 20x2 MHz.

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  Reply # 925775 1-Nov-2013 15:16
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Thanx for the explanation. makes sense now..




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  Reply # 925806 1-Nov-2013 15:46
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old3eyes:
wellygary:
old3eyes: Why didn't we just implement the US 700 Meg band and we would now have hardware for it??


Because its crap, and the rest of the world is where the action is....


Why is it crap ??   Need a better answer than that..  


It is the simplest way to sum it up!

 The US have two bands, both with 20Mhz paired (40Mhz total).. Compare that to the APT band with 2 x 45Mhz paired (90Mhz total). It's not difficult to see what bandplan is best.

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  Reply # 941814 27-Nov-2013 16:01
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So Apple's specs say that the 3rd gen iPad supports LTE band 4 (AWS) and 17 (700b Mhz) - Guessing this is a variant that is incompatible with any 4G implementations in NZ, present or future?




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