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 
26792 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6270

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1600753 29-Jul-2016 12:44
Send private message

ghettomaster:

 

Is anyone able to shed light on why the power meters were rolled out with 2g in the first place?

 

 

Quite simply in the early stages of the project there was neither nationwide 3G coverage nor suitable M2M kit that supported the 900MHz 3G band. Because of the low bandwidth requirements GSM was also perfectly sufficient (and still is today) for the needs of a smart meter.

 

Obviously the first two issues above changed pretty quickly, but you can't keep holding back from a project forever just because a new technology or solution may hit the market.

 

 


536 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 154


  Reply # 1600810 29-Jul-2016 14:15
5 people support this post
Send private message

pchs:

 

sbiddle:

 

3G will perform far better at a lower signal strength anyway.

 

 

Is this just because its a newer technology? why would carriers drop back to 2G often if this is the case? - are they just dropping back to 2G for capacity. I often see my phone drop back to 2G in marginal areas.

 

 

This is something you are less likely to see now than a few years ago. Initially, Vodafone 2G was deployed on 900MHz and 1800MHz, then 3G on 2100MHz when it came along. The 3G 2100MHz signal had poorer coverage than the 2G 900MHz signal (the lower frequencies have longer reach) hence why you would see a phone 'drop back' to 2G. 

 

In newer deployments however, (and since 4G came along), 2G is now on 900MHz only, (1800MHz taken over by 4G), 3G is on 2100MHz and 900MHz (alongside 2G) and 4G on 1800MHz and (more recently) 700MHz, (as well as some areas on 2600MHz).

 

As you can see, with the newer deployments, 2G and 3G now both use the 900MHz band which gives them essentially the same coverage, however with 3G working at lower signal level , the 3G coverage could actually be better than 2G, (given the same tower and transmit power).

 

 


383 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 1601505 31-Jul-2016 07:39
Send private message

Saw the ad at TSB arena yesterday, will be surprised if Voda don't take legal action to some degree.



468 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 116

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1603056 2-Aug-2016 16:09
Send private message

Have they updated the ad already? Just glimpsed it as I was going past, but looked like new text...

6241 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1050

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1603065 2-Aug-2016 16:20
Send private message

There's an article on NBR about "pressure" from Vodafone, but it's paywalled so I can't read past the headline.


2664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 223

Trusted

Reply # 1603099 2-Aug-2016 16:55
2 people support this post
Send private message

The funniest line in the article is "...Wellington supermarket worker turned VoIP engineer Steve Biddle, says.."

 

 

 

 





Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


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.