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#154859 10-Nov-2014 22:14
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Over the last few days our 3G signal has been going from 4 blobs to 1 and back several times a day.

Why? No Weather issues etc.





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  #1172471 10-Nov-2014 22:21
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Breathing




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  #1172476 10-Nov-2014 22:29
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Yup cell breathing.

From http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/definition/cell-breathing:

Cell breathing is the constant change of the range of the geographical area covered by a cellular telephone transmitter based on the amount of traffic currently using that transmitter. When a cell becomes heavily loaded, it shrinks. Subscriber traffic is then redirected to a neighboring cell that is more lightly loaded, which is called load balancing. Cell breathing is a common phenomenon of 2G and 3G wireless systems including code-division multiple access (CDMA). CDMA2000 and wideband code-division multiple access (WCDMA) are designed to manage cell breathing.




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  #1172492 10-Nov-2014 22:40
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corksta: Yup cell breathing.

From http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/definition/cell-breathing:

Cell breathing is the constant change of the range of the geographical area covered by a cellular telephone transmitter based on the amount of traffic currently using that transmitter. When a cell becomes heavily loaded, it shrinks. Subscriber traffic is then redirected to a neighboring cell that is more lightly loaded, which is called load balancing. Cell breathing is a common phenomenon of 2G and 3G wireless systems including code-division multiple access (CDMA). CDMA2000 and wideband code-division multiple access (WCDMA) are designed to manage cell breathing.


Here I thought coffeebaron was cracking a joke. Now I will go to bed tonight less stupid ;)

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  #1172515 10-Nov-2014 23:04
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Huh. Weird.

Especially as we live in a very rural place with no big roads etc nearby and no events that have suddenly trebled the 1100 people who usually live here.





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  #1172530 11-Nov-2014 00:48

Does your speed drop?

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  #1172538 11-Nov-2014 04:22
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Any major events coming up?

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  #1172542 11-Nov-2014 06:11
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Geektastic: Huh. Weird.

Especially as we live in a very rural place with no big roads etc nearby and no events that have suddenly trebled the 1100 people who usually live here.


Does it get busier when secondary school students are on study break, as many are now, or when the university year ends (exams are over for some, finishing today for others)?

 
 
 
 


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  #1172574 11-Nov-2014 07:42
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Geektastic: Huh. Weird.

Especially as we live in a very rural place with no big roads etc nearby and no events that have suddenly trebled the 1100 people who usually live here.


Betty and Muriel are making scones again and its all the neighbors ordering them.

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  #1172603 11-Nov-2014 08:41
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Elpie:
corksta: Yup cell breathing.

From http://searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com/definition/cell-breathing:

Cell breathing is the constant change of the range of the geographical area covered by a cellular telephone transmitter based on the amount of traffic currently using that transmitter. When a cell becomes heavily loaded, it shrinks. Subscriber traffic is then redirected to a neighboring cell that is more lightly loaded, which is called load balancing. Cell breathing is a common phenomenon of 2G and 3G wireless systems including code-division multiple access (CDMA). CDMA2000 and wideband code-division multiple access (WCDMA) are designed to manage cell breathing.


Here I thought coffeebaron was cracking a joke. Now I will go to bed tonight less stupid ;)

Na, I'm just trying to be more like JohnR with my direct short as possible replies:)




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  #1172614 11-Nov-2014 09:00
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johnr: Any major events coming up?


Toast Martinborough on Sunday, but few people attending that will be here yet.





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  #1172616 11-Nov-2014 09:04
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SteveON: Does your speed drop?


Yes it's about half what it usually is.
Also I get "cannot activate cellular data network" a few times a day at the moment.





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  #1172655 11-Nov-2014 10:06
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Geektastic:
johnr: Any major events coming up?


Toast Martinborough on Sunday, but few people attending that will be here yet.


They may be installing additional capacity for Toast, and thus playing around with the existing coverage?,

How have recent events been following their meltdown in 2011?

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  #1172801 11-Nov-2014 13:17
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wellygary:
Geektastic:
johnr: Any major events coming up?


Toast Martinborough on Sunday, but few people attending that will be here yet.


They may be installing additional capacity for Toast, and thus playing around with the existing coverage?,

How have recent events been following their meltdown in 2011?


IIRC it was OK last year.

I did read somewhere last week that for the first time in aeons, Toast has not sold out this time.





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  #1173052 11-Nov-2014 19:54
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It's just bizarre. It's going up and down like a yoyo.

Oddly if I hit airplane mode then turn that off, it goes up to 4 then down again too.





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