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Topic # 159718 10-Dec-2014 15:44
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So excited, 4G is live in Thames, I wonder if this is apart of a wider rural 4G Spark Network expansion, or is it just Thames? i.e Using the Spectrum from TV Digital Switch over.

Anyone else notice this?

PS I have the HTC One M8 Spark version.

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  Reply # 1195074 10-Dec-2014 17:54
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A few Waikato / Bay Of Plenty sites appear to have gone live recently. Pretty sure they are mostly the 700mhz (Spectrum from TV Digital Switch over) you mention. Many more have appeared with a license in RSM so one would presume would soon be live.



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  Reply # 1195135 10-Dec-2014 18:35
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Running at good speeds I might add.

45 down 24 up

Better than VDSL in CBD

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  Reply # 1195211 10-Dec-2014 20:50
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Yep, Spark is getting out in force upgrading the whole Waikato by the looks of it :)





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  Reply # 1195216 10-Dec-2014 20:53
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According to the RSM database it is indeed 700 MHz.



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  Reply # 1195269 10-Dec-2014 21:58
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Now the 4G 700band is getting turned on I wonder if it will effect our church wireless mic systems. We received a letter from a sound company saying our digital wireless mic systems ( common wireless mic btw )  will start picking up interface when the bandwidth for 4g was being enabled.    

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  Reply # 1195371 11-Dec-2014 06:39
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Darwall: Now the 4G 700band is getting turned on I wonder if it will effect our church wireless mic systems. We received a letter from a sound company saying our digital wireless mic systems ( common wireless mic btw )  will start picking up interface when the bandwidth for 4g was being enabled.    


From the 11th of March next year if your mic is in the 698-806 MHz range you won't be able to use it.

http://www.rsm.govt.nz/projects-auctions/completed/digital-switchover-and-the-digital-dividend/radio-microphones-changes

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  Reply # 1196623 12-Dec-2014 21:47
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Tirau is live as well. 
Spark's Waikato LTE 700 roll out has certainly gathered steam.

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