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Topic # 210207 17-Mar-2017 19:27
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Vodafone has today announced 94 per cent of New Zealand’s population is now within reach of its super-fast 4G mobile network.

 

Vodafone was the first to introduce 4G services in 2013 and has since watched data usage surge in line with consumers’ increasing appetite for better connectivity.

 

As demonstrated in Vodafone’s 4G Redline test in June last year – the company’s 4G network gives customers a faster, more reliable experience across their mobile phones and devices.   

 

Vodafone’s Technology Director, Tony Baird said, “We’ve worked hard to extend our 4G network to 94 percent of Kiwis and the government-backed Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) has played an important role in this.

 

“Our vision is to take 4G services to more than 99 per cent of the population and we’re confident we’ll get there through a combination of ongoing investment and innovation,” he said.

 

In 2015 Vodafone was the first to introduce innovative carrier aggregation technology to its 4G network – further boosting mobile download speeds for its customers.

 

Considered an important building block for 5G, carrier aggregation allows different parts of radio spectrum to be paired at mobile sites across the country. It is currently enabled across 40 per cent of Vodafone’s 4G network.

 

Tony says a key area of the company’s research and development is in small cell technology, with its solar-powered Moonshine Valley prototype a shining example.

 

“Small cells are like mini cell sites that can operate completely off-the-grid, delivering super-fast 4G broadband and mobile coverage to hard-to-reach communities that have previously had nothing.

 

“We’re hugely excited about the potential of small cells to extend our coverage footprint even further across New Zealand – particularly in rural areas where rugged landscapes are notorious for blocking mobile signals,” he said. 

 





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  Reply # 1743099 17-Mar-2017 22:50
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Are these 'small cells' the suresignal discussed in the other thread which they're refusing to make limited to the owners own cellphones?

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  Reply # 1743107 17-Mar-2017 23:33
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PhantomNVD: Are these 'small cells' the suresignal discussed in the other thread which they're refusing to make limited to the owners own cellphones?

 

 

 

No this here.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgB35s6ZFMQ


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1743123 18-Mar-2017 00:08
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Suresignal is femtocell.

 

 

So what is the backhaul for these small cells? Not the solar panels I presume? :P

 


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  Reply # 1743133 18-Mar-2017 04:00
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Backhaul looks to be via wireless too?
Perhaps something like light wire do already...

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  Reply # 1743138 18-Mar-2017 05:12
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I wonder if they mean a "full signal" or "any number of bars of signal at all"? I certainly get much better signal on 3G at my place as compared to 4G (which is quite poor).


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  Reply # 1743148 18-Mar-2017 07:48
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quickymart:

I wonder if they mean a "full signal" or "any number of bars of signal at all"? I certainly get much better signal on 3G at my place as compared to 4G (which is quite poor).



Not everyone will get full strength 4G clearly

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PhantomNVD: Are these 'small cells' the suresignal discussed in the other thread which they're refusing to make limited to the owners own cellphones?

 

Why would you want to limit Suresignal to only certain cellphones?





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  Reply # 1743211 18-Mar-2017 11:30
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PhantomNVD: Are these 'small cells' the suresignal discussed in the other thread which they're refusing to make limited to the owners own cellphones?


Why would you want to limit Suresignal to only certain cellphones?



They are limited to 3G 2100Mhz so if you had 2G only handset Sure Signal would not work

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cadman:

 

PhantomNVD: Are these 'small cells' the suresignal discussed in the other thread which they're refusing to make limited to the owners own cellphones?

 

Why would you want to limit Suresignal to only certain cellphones?

 

 

Because I wouldnt want to be choking up my broadband connection to provide the neighbours with cell service without compensation for the use of the broadband.





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