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  # 1689396 15-Dec-2016 14:15
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I read somewhere that the Silverdale Spark site goes through 1.6TB of data a week

Yeah the above PR says nearly 2Tb/week

What i find awesome is 2% growth A WEEK

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  # 1689406 15-Dec-2016 14:31
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Is there a difference between 4.5G and 4G+?


Because I've been seeing the 4G+ icon on my phone (Galaxy Note4) since early this year.


The last time I did a speedtest was a week ago and I got 190Mbps too.

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  # 1689412 15-Dec-2016 14:34
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Is there a difference between 4.5G and 4G+?


Because I've been seeing the 4G+ icon on my phone (Galaxy Note4) since early this year.


The last time I did a speedtest was a week ago and I got 190Mbps too.



Totally down to the icons your phone uses tbh...




i'm not up on what the icons are on the samsung UI

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  # 1689673 15-Dec-2016 18:18
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So going by the RSM site, it looks like these speeds would have been achieved by aggregating (potentially) 135 MHz of bandwidth:




20 MHz in Band 28 (758-778 MHz)


25 MHz in Band 3 (1830-1855 MHz)


20 MHz in Band 7 (or maybe Band 38 if TDD?) (2640-2660 MHz)


2 x 35 MHz in Band 40 (2300-2335 MHz and 2335-2370)




I'm only guessing the 65 MHz across Bands 3/7/28 is FDD and the 70MHz in Band 40 is TDD




No handsets capable of all this yet but some out there will be able to combine 2 or 3 of these to get several hundred Mbps.... quite what you'd use that for in a mobile device is another question entirely! 




As an aside, (while looking at the RSM site), I'm impressed Spark has deployed 2300 MHz to around 50 sites already! (Although I guess they had to before the end of the year!)

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  # 1689698 15-Dec-2016 20:00
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I would think that existing 4G would provide more than adequate performance for most applications, but the increased capacity is very interesting as it will help to speed along the divorce proceedings between Spark and Chorus. 

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  # 1689738 15-Dec-2016 20:47
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Live in the area, if only I was on Spark... Oh well, normal 4G will have to do, still faster than ADSL.

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# 1694543 24-Dec-2016 10:50
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Great marketing post!


I live in Silverdale (Millwater), Spark UFB & mobile customer.


This is the signal strength I get at home (iPhone 7 Plus) :(



Been living here two years, never seen a whiff of 4G, never mind 4.5G, always 3G, one or two bars.


Can't complain about the UFB speeds though! Gigabit is available, but I need to upgrade my router & WiFi APs to benefit :)



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  # 1694547 24-Dec-2016 11:02
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I have a linksys wrt1900acs for sale if you are keen

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