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  Reply # 212954 6-May-2009 21:31
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I'll try to make it tomorrow and update Geekzone (via vodafone 3g if its working =p ). Its really gonna suck for Telecom if an injunction is put in place - man their campaign has been slick....





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The NBR had a very amusing article :)




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  Reply # 212965 6-May-2009 22:14
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Zeon: I'll try to make it tomorrow and update Geekzone (via vodafone 3g if its working =p ). Its really gonna suck for Telecom if an injunction is put in place - man their campaign has been slick....


I hate to think of all those cancellation fees they will face for cancelling their ads.....

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  Reply # 212970 6-May-2009 22:33
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grant_k:
What is happening here are by-products of non-linearity in Vodafone's Head Amps.  There are two main mechanisms by which this can occur:


So, are mast head amps always a fudge solution for extending coverage, or do normal mobile networks use these, and simply cranking the power up on them is a frowned apon way of increasing coverage?

Does Telecom's new network have Head Amps?




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It seems people are forgetting / don't know, that this issue also has been affecting NZ Comms. Do NZ Comms also have head amps? There was no issue before Telecom started bulding their W850 network and now there are two networks that are suffering interference.




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exportgoldman: So, are mast head amps always a fudge solution for extending coverage, or do normal mobile networks use these

I couldn't tell you that.  Perhaps JohnR will be at liberty to comment after the Court Decision is handed down tomorrow.

exportgoldman: ...and simply cranking the power up on them is a frowned apon way of increasing coverage?

I got the impression that Vodafone cranked up the gain to compensate for losses in the antenna couplers they were using, but I may be wrong.  JohnR?

exportgoldman: Does Telecom's new network have Head Amps?

Don't know either.  Maybe someone like PenultimateHop or BBman knows the answer?

coffeebaron: It seems people are forgetting / don't know, that this issue also has been affecting NZ Comms. Do NZ Comms also have head amps? There was no issue before Telecom started bulding their W850 network and now there are two networks that are suffering interference.

That's a very good point.  According to one of Chris Keall's articles in the NBR, a solution was worked out, and it involved Telecom fitting filters somewhere.

An even more interesting point is that NZ Comms are right in the middle between Telecom and Vodafone, so presumably, they would have been suffering even worse interference???

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  Reply # 212988 6-May-2009 23:23
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grant_k: I can't remember what brand of equipment Telecom have installed


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grant_k: An even more interesting point is that NZ Comms are right in the middle between Telecom and Vodafone, so presumably, they would have been suffering even worse interference???


I don't think they would be suffering worse than Vodafone, NZ Comms if they have Head Amps (would they install Head Amps on build or when required for boosting), I imagine wouldn't need to crank their Head Amp power right up to make up for extra load, or wider coverage as they are building a network from scratch with correct loading and cell tower spacing.

I am looking forward to hearing what the actual Telecom engineers can tell us after midday tomorrow instead of just guessing. Oh to be a radio engineer hehe.





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exportgoldman:
grant_k:
What is happening here are by-products of non-linearity in Vodafone's Head Amps.  There are two main mechanisms by which this can occur:


So, are mast head amps always a fudge solution for extending coverage, or do normal mobile networks use these, and simply cranking the power up on them is a frowned apon way of increasing coverage?


Does Telecom's new network have Head Amps?


 


I gather they only normal in the 2.1GHz networks where the losses in the RF cabling is so much higher than in the 800/900MHz networks, but I could be wrong (or out of date)





 

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Just heard Telecom and Vodafone have reached an out of court settlement.





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  Reply # 213023 7-May-2009 08:43
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Zeon: Just heard Telecom and Vodafone have reached an out of court settlement.




Vodafone and Telecom reach agreement    
Press Release by Joint Media Statement  at  8:41 am, 07 May 2009

Joint media statement from Vodafone and Telecom

Vodafone and Telecom NZ have worked together over the last 48 hours to reach a
solution to resolve the issues between them, which have been identified by both
parties.

This agreement has been reached by both parties, to achieve the best outcome for
their customers, the telecommunications industry and all New Zealanders.

Telecom has agreed to extend its network filter installation programme, in order to
help resolve the interference issues identified as impacting Vodafone mobile
customers.

Vodafone has agreed to discontinue the injunction proceedings.

Telecom’s new XT mobile network will go live for New Zealanders by the end of May 2009.

ENDS

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  Reply # 213024 7-May-2009 08:44
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delayed :( GRRR

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  Reply # 213026 7-May-2009 08:46
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wellygary:
Telecom’s new XT mobile network will go live for New Zealanders by the end of May 2009.

That part is interesting




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So Telecom were interferring after all.

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