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  Reply # 1533115 14-Apr-2016 16:48
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And if they want the numbers they are going to have to build more sites. As you know each site has not got finite bandwidth.

 

 

Why? There is no need.

 

Yes each site doesn't have infite bandwidth, but it's close to it when backhaul is no constraint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So are you suggesting they should now offer unlimited connections over the cellular network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nope.

 

I'm sgtill just really struggling to understand why you think they need to build lots of new sites when many areas of their network when it's already built to a 2100Mhz coverage footprint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only in cities. I say again if they wish to acquire hundreds of new customers over the network they are going to have to build a lot more sites. May I also suggest you input some addresses into the Skinny broadband coverage area. A lot of areas in the country are still not covered with adequate 4G 1800MHZ coverage including Stokes Valley.  If you look at the site here in Stokes Valley mounted outside the Telephone exchange it hasn't even 2100 MHZ or 1800MHZ LTE  . 


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  Reply # 1533155 14-Apr-2016 18:38
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Spark's mobile network and inbuilding coverage across the whole Hutt Valley (not just Stokes Valley) is very poor compared to Vodafone.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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Spark's mobile network and inbuilding coverage across the whole Hutt Valley (not just Stokes Valley) is very poor compared to Vodafone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurray, at long last, Spark are going to have to build out there network with a lot more cellsites. But just for fixed broadband do they need full blown sites.


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  Reply # 1533729 15-Apr-2016 20:49
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Spark's mobile network and inbuilding coverage across the whole Hutt Valley (not just Stokes Valley) is very poor compared to Vodafone.

 

The problem could be solved by deploying 700MHz if Spark weren't so averse the idea but they seem to think that '700MHz is only useful for non-urban areas'. I cannot see them suddenly erecting new cell sites over night but there is no reason why the can't deploy 700MHz to their existing sites which would help coverage in the Hutt Valley a lot and leave 2.3GHz for the more built up areas like the Wellington CBD with the growing number of apartment blocks that could be catered for using such technology.





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  Reply # 1537128 21-Apr-2016 05:28
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RSM site now lists new Spark 2300MHz licences. Looks like in Christchurch central at "Telecom House" perhaps some testing at that location. 


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  Reply # 1537146 21-Apr-2016 07:18
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The Hutt Valley has been a historical test bed for Telecom historically in both the CDMA and XT days - Lower Hutt even had a GSM network built before they pulled the plug on that. It also had a trial ALU LTE network running before Spark awarded the network to Huawei.


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The big question for me - is what devices actually use 2300MHz ?

 

If we're talking 4G, that would be Band 40 with TD 2300. iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7 cover that band. Older models don't have the chipset.

 

 


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The fixed wireless modems that Spark sell do. Huawei B315s-607: FDD 700/900/1800/2100/2600 & TDD 2300Mh


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The big question for me - is what devices actually use 2300MHz ?

 

If we're talking 4G, that would be Band 40 with TD 2300. iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7 cover that band. Older models don't have the chipset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If Spark were to use 2300MHz for mobile 4G they would probably have to source the same phone models as Optus in Australia who use it in their network.

 

 

 

More likely I think that this spectrum will be used as part of their 'fixed wireless' broadband service that is currently in limited release.


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The fixed wireless modems that Spark sell do. Huawei B315s-607: FDD 700/900/1800/2100/2600 & TDD 2300Mh

 

 

Strangely one of the guys reviewing a spark modem on Twitter (MatthewC) had a -608 which reportedly doesn't do 2300. I wonder if they will bring in the -607 too now.


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