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Topic # 130978 4-Oct-2013 09:07
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Someone at Vodafone has been busy registering a whole lot of new 1800mhz licences over the last couple of weeks (blank drops = new 1800mhz), assuming these will be for LTE rather than pumping up their 2G/3G networks but can't really tell from the RSM info:


Also a new 700MHz test site at Cromwell:


In comparison Telecom still have a long way to go (diamond drops = LTE):


I'm surprised Telecom haven't got any 700MHz test sites, I would have thought that would have been the "golden" frequency, more testing the better. Next 12 months are going to be interesting in the LTE/4G space.

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  Reply # 907663 4-Oct-2013 09:07
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  Reply # 907677 4-Oct-2013 09:09
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4G went live in a location yesterday I had to look up in Google maps, Had no idea where it was,

The issue with LTE on 700Mhz no handsets in the market for the AP band plan

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 907680 4-Oct-2013 09:14
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Interesting to note that yesterday I got a 4G signal on my GT-N7105 standing here in Napier. ~64Mb/s down.



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  Reply # 907682 4-Oct-2013 09:19
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muppet: Interesting to note that yesterday I got a 4G signal on my GT-N7105 standing here in Napier. ~64Mb/s down.


Quite a few new Vodafone 1800mhz licences close to there with commencement dates of a couple of days ago. Check it here.

johnr: 4G went live in a location yesterday I had to look up in Google maps, Had no idea where it was


Haha. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing :P

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  Reply # 907683 4-Oct-2013 09:21
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Well it was well South of the Bombay Hills



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  Reply # 907684 4-Oct-2013 09:21
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*facepalm*

I drive past Lake Brunner a couple of times every few weeks for work, want me to send you some pictures? :P

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  Reply # 907775 4-Oct-2013 11:22
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Telecom did have a 700 MHz test licence for a while out in the Central Hawkes Bay, maybe they have let it lapse?

Edit: spelling



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  Reply # 907790 4-Oct-2013 11:31
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Ahh yes. So they did, Waipukurau area. Expired now. RSMs:

159136 - http://goo.gl/maps/Ab4FW
159137 - This one had multiple XYs, but still in Waipukurau.

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  Reply # 907911 4-Oct-2013 14:51
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Out of interest, where did you find this map of all the cell cites?



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  Reply # 907918 4-Oct-2013 15:01
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The link is above: gis.geek.nz

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  Reply # 907928 4-Oct-2013 15:20
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stubbed: The link is above: gis.geek.nz


Oh awesome, missed that. Cheers

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  Reply # 908965 6-Oct-2013 22:39
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Is ths final coverage for invercargill or just the start sites if it is it not going be very use for the ones that live work play out side the cbd

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  Reply # 909015 7-Oct-2013 06:43
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cupcakes1: Is ths final coverage for invercargill or just the start sites if it is it not going be very use for the ones that live work play out side the cbd


Wait for 700Mhz



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  Reply # 909035 7-Oct-2013 08:10
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cupcakes1: Is ths final coverage for invercargill or just the start sites if it is it not going be very use for the ones that live work play out side the cbd


Probably best to read the About page on the link I posted above so you know what you're looking at.

You have to keep in mind, all that is being plotted is the RSM licences. They change week on week. Sites get added, sites get removed/changed. Last week there were only two 1800Mhz Vodafone licences in Invercargill. They may change before Vodafone(/Telecom/2Degrees/Whoever) actually flick the switch to make the sites live to the public.

tl;dr - site = indicative only!

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  Reply # 909098 7-Oct-2013 09:45
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@stubbed have you thought about doing a Geo-Layer for Layar?




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