Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
1381 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 253

Subscriber

  Reply # 1515835 18-Mar-2016 19:06
Send private message

ajw:

 

I'm surprised that no NZ networks have introduced voLTE.

 

I wouldn't hold your breath - 700MHz still haven't made their way into urban centres because apparently 1800MHz in a hilly environment like the Hutt Valley is a fantabulous idea.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone X 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Apple Music, Wordpress, Skinny

 


ajw

1404 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127


  Reply # 1515837 18-Mar-2016 19:12
Send private message

kawaii:

 

ajw:

 

I'm surprised that no NZ networks have introduced voLTE.

 

I wouldn't hold your breath - 700MHz still haven't made their way into urban centres because apparently 1800MHz in a hilly environment like the Hutt Valley is a fantabulous idea.

 

 

 

 

NZ is so behind the times.

 

 

 

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/Reports/68615.php


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1515846 18-Mar-2016 19:40
Send private message

kawaii:

ajw:


I'm surprised that no NZ networks have introduced voLTE.


I wouldn't hold your breath - 700MHz still haven't made their way into urban centres because apparently 1800MHz in a hilly environment like the Hutt Valley is a fantabulous idea.



@kawaii: Incorrect over the last few weeks VodafoneNZ has been turning on L700 in Auckland CB right out across to Penrose / Papatoetoe , Glendowie and other areas can't remember them all

Also turning on CA over the 700 / 1800 on these sites and CA on the 1800 band of 20Mhz + 5Mhz

ajw

1404 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127


  Reply # 1515850 18-Mar-2016 19:44
Send private message

johnr:
kawaii:

 

ajw:

 

 

 

I'm surprised that no NZ networks have introduced voLTE.

 

 

 

I wouldn't hold your breath - 700MHz still haven't made their way into urban centres because apparently 1800MHz in a hilly environment like the Hutt Valley is a fantabulous idea.

 



@kawaii: Incorrect over the last few weeks VodafoneNZ has been turning on L700 in Auckland CB right out across to Penrose / Papatoetoe , Glendowie

Also turning on CA over the 700 / 1800 on these sites and CA on the 1800 band of 20Mhz + 5

 

 

 

Correct

 

 

 

https://gis.geek.nz/celltowers


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1515851 18-Mar-2016 19:46
Send private message

The great thing is on 1800Mhz 4G band now offering CA on the same band more customers will be noticing 4G+ coverage even Nae Nae where @sbiddle lives got this upgrade today, 100s of sites must be live with this now

1381 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 253

Subscriber

  Reply # 1515853 18-Mar-2016 19:51
Send private message

johnr: The great thing is on 1800Mhz 4G band now offering CA on the same band more customers will be noticing 4G+ coverage even Nae Nae where @sbiddle lives got this upgrade today, 100s of sites must be live with this now

 

I'm over in Naenae as well - well, in Avalon near the Naenae college which unfortunately places me in this dead zone between towers when it comes to all the carriers that I've tried :-( One of the reasons I've scrapped the idea of using Skinny Broadband because I'm lucky to get 'one dot' on my iPhone since most of the time it sits on 3G regardless of whether I'm on 2 Degrees, Vodafone or Spark/Skinny.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone X 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple TV 4K 64GB
Services: iCloud, YouTube Premium, Apple Music, Wordpress, Skinny

 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1515854 18-Mar-2016 19:57
Send private message

Vodafone turned on a new 2G / 3G / 4G coverage site today (Not RBI) in Methven so this kind of shows that 2G must be around for a while longer

Edit: 4G locked down for now

ajw

1404 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127


  Reply # 1515871 18-Mar-2016 21:05
Send private message
3807 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 807


  Reply # 1515949 19-Mar-2016 08:18
Send private message

Is 3G (and maybe 4G) coverage going to mirror 2G before 2G is decommissioned?


ajw

1404 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127


  Reply # 1515952 19-Mar-2016 08:33
Send private message

quickymart:

 

Is 3G (and maybe 4G) coverage going to mirror 2G before 2G is decommissioned?

 

 

 

 

UMTS 900 MHZ is available in most coverage areas now.


26798 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6272

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1515957 19-Mar-2016 08:48
Send private message

Carriers enabling VoLTE is no proof of it being successful. Carriers are deploying RCE as well.


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1515958 19-Mar-2016 08:50
Send private message

quickymart:

Is 3G (and maybe 4G) coverage going to mirror 2G before 2G is decommissioned?



3G would have to for sure but 4G is getting built out quite fast

26798 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6272

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1515959 19-Mar-2016 08:50
Send private message

kawaii:

ajw:


I'm surprised that no NZ networks have introduced voLTE.


I wouldn't hold your breath - 700MHz still haven't made their way into urban centres because apparently 1800MHz in a hilly environment like the Hutt Valley is a fantabulous idea.



Vodafone and 2degrees builds in the Hutt Valley were engineered for 2100 coverage - that's why they have a lot more sites than Spark.


3807 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 807


  Reply # 1516067 19-Mar-2016 13:17
Send private message

All good - I know of a few areas that get great 2G signal and marginal-to-nil 3G.


21304 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4300

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1516089 19-Mar-2016 14:32
Send private message

quickymart:

 

All good - I know of a few areas that get great 2G signal and marginal-to-nil 3G.

 

 

Possibly depends on the handset - there are still a lot of ones that lack 900MHz 3G in use by people.





Richard rich.ms

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.