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Topic # 119004 16-May-2013 19:55
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Following on from the Auckland U900/U2100 DC upgrade; anyone been noticing improvements in Wellington / Christchurch? Anywhere else that this is happening yet?

There's quite a few small towns too that I'm sure could benefit from the same upgrade, i.e. running both U900 & U2100. A lot of these towns have a fairly central cell site, so U2100 to cover the townies and free up U900 capacity for the further out country folk. Same for LTE.

Go on Vodafone, a nation wide U900/U2100 DC + LTE1800/LTE700; you know you want to do it :)





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  Reply # 820776 16-May-2013 20:05
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I dunno.. noticed when I last spoke with BiddleCorp HQ his voice dropped out about 8 or 9 times over a 15 min conversation.

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  Reply # 820788 16-May-2013 20:26
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Martinborough would be good :)

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  Reply # 820797 16-May-2013 20:28
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The difference in performance on the Wellington sites that have had the speed3 update is very noticeable. I saw 12Mbps down and 3.7Mbps up yesterday while doing 70km/h through the Ngaurange interchange in peak hour traffic (wasn't driving before anybody mentions it) - not bad for a S3 which is only a HSPA+ device.

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plambrechtsen: I dunno.. noticed when I last spoke with BiddleCorp HQ his voice dropped out about 8 or 9 times over a 15 min conversation.


Maybe audio loss on XT downstream?




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  Reply # 820929 17-May-2013 07:49
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You can find current sites under going upgrades on this page:
http://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/speed/




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  Reply # 820944 17-May-2013 08:33
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sbiddle:
plambrechtsen: I dunno.. noticed when I last spoke with BiddleCorp HQ his voice dropped out about 8 or 9 times over a 15 min conversation.


Maybe audio loss on XT downstream?



It would be interesting if that was the case. Of the average of 10 to 20 people I talk to on my mobile during the day, 99% are on Telecom strangely enough. And I have never had that problem before. Yet with you being on Vodafone I did.

I'm semitrolling and doubt it is the interconnect. But would be interested to know what the root cause is.

I'm going to blame your phone or Vodafone until proven otherwise ;)

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Reply # 820946 17-May-2013 08:36
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plambrechtsen:
sbiddle:
plambrechtsen: I dunno.. noticed when I last spoke with BiddleCorp HQ his voice dropped out about 8 or 9 times over a 15 min conversation.


Maybe audio loss on XT downstream?



It would be interesting if that was the case. Of the average of 10 to 20 people I talk to on my mobile during the day, 99% are on Telecom strangely enough. And I have never had that problem before. Yet with you being on Vodafone I did.

I'm semitrolling and doubt it is the interconnect. But would be interested to know what the root cause is.

I'm going to blame your phone or Vodafone until proven otherwise ;)


Ther is noth wron wit the Vodafo# networ Why I ammmmmmm sennnnding you thi messa via it nooooow to prov it....*&^%$#$#     is fine.

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  Reply # 820978 17-May-2013 09:17
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Quite a few U2100 quad carrier sites live as well but only 2 carriers are bonded

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  Reply # 820980 17-May-2013 09:21
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plambrechtsen:
sbiddle:
plambrechtsen: I dunno.. noticed when I last spoke with BiddleCorp HQ his voice dropped out about 8 or 9 times over a 15 min conversation.


Maybe audio loss on XT downstream?



It would be interesting if that was the case. Of the average of 10 to 20 people I talk to on my mobile during the day, 99% are on Telecom strangely enough. And I have never had that problem before. Yet with you being on Vodafone I did.

I'm semitrolling and doubt it is the interconnect. But would be interested to know what the root cause is.

I'm going to blame your phone or Vodafone until proven otherwise ;)


How can 99% be on Telecom if it is only 10 - 20 people, that could make it at the most 95%




Hmmmm


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  Reply # 820985 17-May-2013 09:27
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cisconz:

How can 99% be on Telecom if it is only 10 - 20 people, that could make it at the most 95%


That's 10-20 calls per day, else he's a pimp with all his contacts.




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  Reply # 820993 17-May-2013 09:37
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plambrechtsen:
I'm semitrolling and doubt it is the interconnect. But would be interested to know what the root cause is.

I'm going to blame your phone or Vodafone until proven otherwise ;)


My pick is it's a AMR codec related issue from bitrates changes during a call. But since I'm not a mobile engineer I could be totally wrong.



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  Reply # 822960 21-May-2013 14:10
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Anyone know what devices the Lake Brunner 700MHz LTE trial is been tested on?




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  Reply # 823000 21-May-2013 15:29
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If its based on population numbers, Hamilton would be next after chch.
Though i'm not sure how many Vodafone customers there are in Hamilton. From what i've seen there's a pretty good mix of the three carriers, unlike how almost everyone i hear about in Auckland is on Vodafone.

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  Reply # 823960 23-May-2013 09:19
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Had a chat to some of the Chorus techs upgrading a microcell in Chch last night, was surprised to find that the aforementioned upgrades require the physical installation of new radios, I had assumed that it was merely a software upgrade

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  Reply # 823999 23-May-2013 10:26
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nickb800: Had a chat to some of the Chorus techs upgrading a microcell in Chch last night, was surprised to find that the aforementioned upgrades require the physical installation of new radios, I had assumed that it was merely a software upgrade


No this is quite a major upgrade in the RAN brand new kit,

Software upgrades are done all the time with very little impact to customers done early hours of the morning, A single site would be off air for 1 to 2 minutes

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