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MichaelNZ

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#197967 20-Jun-2016 12:53
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Can someone please explain what this 4G extended is?

 

It appears to be 4G on 900Mhz but Vodafone's website says they use 700, 1800 and 2600:

 

What are the Vodafone NZ mobile network frequencies?

 

If this is the case, why is "extended" on 900 and not the more common supported 700?





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  #1577083 20-Jun-2016 13:02
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i thought the extended label was only given to their 3G network.. which basically means the 900mhz network






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  #1577084 20-Jun-2016 13:05
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I think it is just their marketing for 3G 900; but if it does apply to 4G, then it will mean their 700MHz.




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  #1577146 20-Jun-2016 14:49
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MichaelNZ:

 

Can someone please explain what this 4G extended is?

 

It appears to be 4G on 900Mhz but Vodafone's website says they use 700, 1800 and 2600:

 

What are the Vodafone NZ mobile network frequencies?

 

If this is the case, why is "extended" on 900 and not the more common supported 700?

 

 

Pretty sure I saw @NikT (think I got his username correct) say that 4G Extended is 700Mhz, because some phones that support Band 28 (looking at the Nexus 5X here..), only support a fraction (the part that Spark own).


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  #1577202 20-Jun-2016 15:38
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3G Extended = 900MHz

 

4G Extended = 700MHz

 

 

 

Principles are the same, 700 is to 4G as 900 is to 3G (Although 3G 900 was rolled out to urban centres a few years ago and 4G 700MHz has not been just yet AFAIK - it gets more complicated because 4G works differently to 3G, e.g. cell breathing, & more, smaller, high frequency cells work better in urban areas than a single tower does, while the reverse is true in rural).

 

The term '4G Extended' differentiates handsets that have wider band support - can't tell people what the benefit is without having a name for it. When I was in Voda's devices team, I pushed for 4G Extended as the term for 700Mhz, since it's important differentiation, and telling a customer 'This phone supports the APAC 700Mhz 4G LTE band 28' will net you a blank stare at best. A phone with 4G Extended means 700Mhz is supported, and therefore you can get more four gees in more places. :)





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  #1581931 28-Jun-2016 13:33
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Here's some better explanation about the 4G Extended terminology: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/4g/


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