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  Reply # 1121031 3-Sep-2014 10:48
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sbiddle: Just FWIW (and I do realise this is a Telecom thread) the world on the street is that Vodafone are pretty rapidly flicking the switch on their 700 sites and will have a few hundred live by the end of the year.

I still don't think most NZers really grasp how awesome our mobile networks our, and how vastly superior our offerings are to many other countries. At the conference I was at in Vegas a couple of weeks ago I bragged about getting over 130Mbps down and 40Mbps up on LTE and pretty much had people refuse to believe me. The US is a country where many people think it's impressive if you get 10Mbps!




Yeah - I was in Seattle just a couple of weeks before you were, Steve.
And I had the same experience.  I can't believe how poor the networks are over there - that goes for the Bay Area as well.
Coming back to outstanding 4G - and even strong dual-carrier performance was SO much better than anywhere in the States.

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  Reply # 1124017 8-Sep-2014 09:14
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Some Spark LTE700 speedtests off the Gordonton and Puketaha sites Waikato:











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  Reply # 1124802 9-Sep-2014 09:16
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coffeebaron: Some Spark LTE700 speedtests off the Gordonton and Puketaha sites Waikato:







Nice, looking forward to seeing more deployments of 700Mhz 4G around NZ including urban areas such as Wellington, Hutt Valley etc. Looking forward to see whether Apple releases an iPhone which supports LTE APT 700Mhz.




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  Reply # 1124816 9-Sep-2014 09:39
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kawaii:
Nice, looking forward to seeing more deployments of 700Mhz 4G around NZ including urban areas such as Wellington, Hutt Valley etc. Looking forward to see whether Apple releases an iPhone which supports LTE APT 700Mhz.


I think it's inevitable the new iPhone6 will support this band. The big question is really just how smart Apple's RF engineers are, and how many different models they're going to have and what bands they support. Apple have some great RF engineers, but building a single device to support all current LTE and WCDMA bands is probably not something even they're capable of yet!



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  Reply # 1124823 9-Sep-2014 09:55
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Yea, I'm wondering if my HTC M8 isn't the greatest for L700; either that or the L700 sites aren't fully optimised yet. The real test will be when I can get 4G in the loo at the Drury BP/Macca's service centre :)





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  Reply # 1125930 10-Sep-2014 16:54
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sbiddle:
kawaii:
Nice, looking forward to seeing more deployments of 700Mhz 4G around NZ including urban areas such as Wellington, Hutt Valley etc. Looking forward to see whether Apple releases an iPhone which supports LTE APT 700Mhz.


I think it's inevitable the new iPhone6 will support this band. The big question is really just how smart Apple's RF engineers are, and how many different models they're going to have and what bands they support. Apple have some great RF engineers, but building a single device to support all current LTE and WCDMA bands is probably not something even they're capable of yet!



Yep, http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=76&topicid=150531&page_no=4#1125488 





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  Reply # 1125934 10-Sep-2014 16:57
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Incredibly, it supports 20 different bands in the one device (it also supports 38, 39, 40 and 41 which are not listed in the linked post).

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  Reply # 1129566 16-Sep-2014 04:59
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Just looking on: http://gis.geek.nz/infrastructure.html

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s it correct that the Telecom/Spark 700Mhz cell site has a total bandwidth of 5Mhz or is the information not quite correct? didn't Spark/Telecom purchase more than that at the auction?




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  Reply # 1129572 16-Sep-2014 07:16
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Spark acquired 20Mhz of paired 700Mhz spectrum (so 40Mhz in total). This would allow them to run a 20Mhz carrier, but as LTE carrier sizes are flexible they could easily just be running a 5Mhz carrier at present.

One of the reasons LTE is faster than WCDMA is purely because it uses more spectrum - 5Mhz is used for WCDMA carriers (which can be bonded, which is that Dual Carrier is when it bonds 2 x 5Mhz carriers together) whereas LTE typically can use 5, 10, 15 or 20Mhz for a single carrier with more spectrum meaning more capacity and faster speeds.



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  Reply # 1129599 16-Sep-2014 08:20
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kawaii: Just looking on: http://gis.geek.nz/infrastructure.html

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s it correct that the Telecom/Spark 700Mhz cell site has a total bandwidth of 5Mhz or is the information not quite correct? didn't Spark/Telecom purchase more than that at the auction?

If you look on the MED site there are several times 5MHz blocks per site.




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  Reply # 1136380 24-Sep-2014 11:13
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So Spark missed the late August Band 28 roll out?

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ALTRON: So Spark missed the late August Band 28 roll out?


My understanding is it's live on the handful of sites they said it would be live on.



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