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Topic # 25179 14-Aug-2008 09:25
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Recently Vodafone NZ trialed Nokia Siemens Networks 4G LTE technology.

This from stuff.co.nz

Vodafone and its mobile network partner Nokia will hold a demonstration in Auckland next month, to show that speeds of 50-100 megabits per second (Mbps) can be achieved. If all goes meticulously to plan, New Zealanders could have these speeds by 2010, Mr Stanners says.

Japan's biggest mobile operator NTT DoCoMo tested a "super 3G" network this year and recorded a maximum download speed of 250 Mbps.

Does anyone know how this trial went?



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Reply # 156802 14-Aug-2008 09:33
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You mean the Japanese trial or the Vodafone demo?

I wouldn't know about the Vodafone demo. They don't invite me for these things anymore...






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  Reply # 156810 14-Aug-2008 09:42
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More interested in the VFNZ trail, I beleive it was the same equipment that was sent to from the DoCoMo test to VF in Auckland.

So should have produced the same results.

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  Reply # 156814 14-Aug-2008 09:54

Hi there,

we didn't trial it so much as simply demonstrate it to a bunch of journos...  It was more to show them what's coming down the pipe and where Vodafone NZ is looking.

The demo went well - HDTV video conferencing over a mobile link running at 30Mbit/s down... the picture was so clear you could read a newspaper (and we did) over the link.

Then a streaming HD movie and then some car racing game on a PS3 or Xbox.

That seriously flew - latency of 10ms - although the techs had set up the race game with all the realism settings on high so the first guy blew the engine by over revving, the second guy stalled on the line... I did OK till I discovered (the hard way) that the game was set up to drive on the other side of the road.

LTE is a very smart piece of kit. It figures out what kind of application you're using and manages your bandwidth accordingly, so you don't get someone using 155Mbit/s for a voice call. All the HDTV application needed was 30Mbit/s down, so that's all it allocated. Very nice.

Hope that helps,

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Reply # 156815 14-Aug-2008 09:55
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Hooray, then I will be able to use my 10MB a day in 1-2 seconds! :)

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Reply # 156818 14-Aug-2008 10:05
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Lol martin. You never know, by 2010 we may even get 20mb!!!!

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  Reply # 156827 14-Aug-2008 10:24
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Luxury!

Then I'll be able to say "back in my day...."



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  Reply # 156879 14-Aug-2008 13:30
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So where is vodafone looking? are we likely to see this in 1-2 years? who else has this type of demonstration? Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Hauewi?

I read on Stuff.co.nz that the Nokia Siemens kit went missing (someone stole the truck it was being transported in) for a few days, I beat someone at NSN was a bit nervous. There can't be too many of these LTE (4G) boxes around.

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  Reply # 156887 14-Aug-2008 13:52
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More importantly why is VF looking at this?

Theyve clearly shown that voice and sms is their primary focus and they dont care about mobile data.

Does this increase the quality of my calls somehow?

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  Reply # 156891 14-Aug-2008 14:14
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martin308: More importantly why is VF looking at this?

Theyve clearly shown that voice and sms is their primary focus and they dont care about mobile data.

Does this increase the quality of my calls somehow?
what is this *insult removed* comment based on?

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  Reply # 156894 14-Aug-2008 14:19
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Why was the word stupid removed? It was not a insult.

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  Reply # 156898 14-Aug-2008 14:23
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Its based on their crappy data plans, limiting what you can do with their data network etc.

I dont mind being called stupid if you can explain why it is a stupid comment :)

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  Reply # 156900 14-Aug-2008 14:28
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Just play nice you 2! Cool

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  Reply # 156909 14-Aug-2008 14:40
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JoeBloggs: Lol martin. You never know, by 2010 we may even get 20mb!!!!


Sounds good to me - imagine the commercials:

"And now Vodafone DOUBLES your data allowance!"

Does sound like some great technology though, and it's surely got to aid in bring data costs down long term.

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  Reply # 156943 14-Aug-2008 16:02
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martin308: Its based on their crappy data plans, limiting what you can do with their data network etc.

I dont mind being called stupid if you can explain why it is a stupid comment :)

It seems a pretty accusing comment you made, I agree though. You have to admit compared to the rest of the world that's what it looks like they are trying to focus on. Yeah you could go into the whole scale etc thing but i don't think this is the right thread to debate it, and i'm simply looking at it in black and white.

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  Reply # 157528 17-Aug-2008 15:23
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I predict that soon "unlimited" data will be announced - with some small print limiting it to "reasonable use of 20Mb"!





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