Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 
93 posts

Master Geek


  #1121031 3-Sep-2014 10:48
Send private message

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.

5632 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1124017 8-Sep-2014 09:14
Send private message

Some Spark LTE700 speedtests off the Gordonton and Puketaha sites Waikato:











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?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


 
 
 
 


1491 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1124802 9-Sep-2014 09:16
Send private message

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.




Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny Mobile and Broadband, G Suite

 


28785 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1124816 9-Sep-2014 09:39
One person supports this post
Send private message

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!



5632 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1124823 9-Sep-2014 09:55
Send private message

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 :)





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?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


5632 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1125930 10-Sep-2014 16:54
Send private message

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 





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?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


6949 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1125934 10-Sep-2014 16:57
Send private message

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).

 
 
 
 


1491 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1129566 16-Sep-2014 04:59
Send private message

Just looking on: http://gis.geek.nz/infrastructure.html

I
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?




Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone 11 Pro Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny Mobile and Broadband, G Suite

 


28785 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1129572 16-Sep-2014 07:16
Send private message

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.



5632 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1129599 16-Sep-2014 08:20
Send private message

kawaii: Just looking on: http://gis.geek.nz/infrastructure.html

I
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.




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?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


535 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1136380 24-Sep-2014 11:13
Send private message

So Spark missed the late August Band 28 roll out?

28785 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1136390 24-Sep-2014 11:36
Send private message

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.



1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48


Sony boosts full-frame lens line-up with introduction of FE 20mm F1.8 G large-aperture ultra-wide-angle prime Lens
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:44


Vector and Spark teamed up on smart metering initiative
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:42


Schneider Electric launches new PDL Pro Series designed specifically for the commercial building market
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:39


Kiwi app Pedigree DentaStix Studios uses pet images to counter impact of negative social media Content
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:32


Samsung expands to New Zealand in 5G Networks Deal with Spark
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:17


New Vodafone mobile data plans with unlimited data
Posted 26-Feb-2020 06:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.