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  # 2286155 31-Jul-2019 07:33
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Apsattv:

 

3750 looks out of band isn't 5G only allocated 200 mhz 3.4 to 3.6GHZ

 

3.7 to 4.2 is for Cband satellite.

 

3.4 to 3.6 is extended cband satellite

 

There is quite a fight going in the u.s over spectrum allocation.

 

 

 

 

These are temporary allocations for testing purposes so fall outside the current 3.5GHz allocations.

 

Currently 3.5GHz allocations are FDD only from 3.41 - 3.487 and 3.51 - 3.587, Inmarsat have 3.589 - 3.639 and the 3.639 - 3.69 block is currently unallocated. 

 

It's likely the 3.41 - 3.69 block will ultimately be the actual block that is auctioned off in NZ. Some countries in the EU may allocate up to 3.8, and some as low as 3.3 with 3.3 - 3.8 covering the entire n78/c band 5G band with devices supporting this entire band.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2286184 31-Jul-2019 08:23
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freitasm: @linux knows nothing...


Should point it @sbiddle

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  # 2286252 31-Jul-2019 10:00
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Linux:
freitasm: @linux knows nothing...


Should point it @sbiddle

 

John for industries biggest leaker!

 

 

 

 





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  # 2286253 31-Jul-2019 10:01
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Linux:
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Should point it @sbiddle

 

I'm not the industry expert quoted in the NZ Herald..

 

 


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  # 2286429 31-Jul-2019 13:01
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sbiddle:

 

Linux:
freitasm: @linux knows nothing...


Should point it @sbiddle

 

I'm not the industry expert quoted in the NZ Herald..

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MSM gets so many things wrong -  its a wonder if you can actually believe anything they write. I feel this is a bit of a hit job on @linux

 

Disclaimer: The newspaper headline is the first I've heard/seen of this....


 
 
 
 


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  # 2286456 31-Jul-2019 13:29
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Plot twist would be if its 2degrees that announce something instead...





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  # 2287023 1-Aug-2019 10:35
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Don’t know why they’d push 5G when their 4G coverage leaves a lot to be desired



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  # 2287024 1-Aug-2019 10:37
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Just received:

 

 

Vodafone today announced it will take its first step into New Zealand’s 5G future and switch on a 5G network in December, starting in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.  The launch announcement coincides with today’s completion of the sale of Vodafone New Zealand to Brookfield and Infratil, and follows Vodafone’s recent rollout of 5G in the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Germany.

 

Vodafone New Zealand CEO, Jason Paris, said, “I’m thrilled to announce we will be bringing genuine 5G to New Zealanders later this year, building on our proud heritage of being first to deliver the best technology from around the world to Kiwis including 2G, 3G, and 4G.

 

“5G is so much more than the successor to 4G. It’s our most powerful tool yet, representing a transformational shift that will drive a digital revolution and make New Zealanders’ lives and businesses better, smarter and more productive.

 

“The decision to bring 5G to New Zealand now is to help ensure New Zealand businesses can maintain their competitiveness in an increasingly connected world. The experience of Vodafone in launching 5G in other countries has shown that consumer applications such as gaming, wearables, and smart home technologies definitely benefit from 5G’s higher-speed and lower latency, however it is innovative businesses and public organisations who are the real early adopters.

 

“5G is starting to shape the future of every sector. In health with connected ambulances and remote surgery, in manufacturing with automated factories and in utilities with smart waste management or intelligent electricity networks. It’s starting to benefit communities around the world and deliver social-good outcomes, for example through improved e-learning capabilities. We want all businesses and organisations to see what 5G can do for them.

 

“Vodafone is already working alongside a number of business partners to understand how the power of 5G can improve the lives of New Zealanders. I’m proud to announce our first four partners, NZ Police, BNZ, Auckland’s Rescue Helicopter and Waste Management. They have agreed to work with us and our partners Nokia, Microsoft, and IBM, to begin to scope their 5G future.”

 

Vodafone Technology Director, Tony Baird said the potential applications of 5G are exponential. “5G takes New Zealand beyond mobile and will accelerate Vodafone New Zealand’s leadership position in IoT.  5G and IoT will enable hyper-connectivity between machines, smart devices and people. This means we’ll start seeing the development of innovative, intelligent processes and connected services that simply haven’t been possible or even conceivable until now.

 

“5G is also ideally suited for delivering fixed wireless broadband. This will be a great broadband solution for many more New Zealand customers than was previously possible, and will complement our ongoing investment in 4G, IoT and fixed network technologies.”

 

Paris added, “This announcement demonstrates Infratil and Brookfield’s commitment to invest in New Zealand’s future, and is the first of many initiatives that will show that we are 100% focussed on delivering world class experiences for all Vodafone customers and for New Zealand.

 

“For Vodafone New Zealand customers, 5G is not a someday technology. This is their future – now.  When we switch on a global standards-based 5G network for New Zealand in December it will mark the next chapter of our journey to transform Vodafone New Zealand and help unlock innovations that will enable all New Zealanders to live better, safer, healthier and more connected lives.

 

“Today we are announcing a network leadership initiative for New Zealand.  There is a lot more to come in terms of leadership from us. We also have an announcement on service leadership coming soon that will make a significant difference to the delivery of more consistent customer service for everyone. We know we aren’t where we need to be on this, so watch this space.”

 

Visit https://www.vodafone.co.nz/5G/ to learn more. 

 







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  # 2287028 1-Aug-2019 10:43
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Interesting footnotes in the release:

 

 

  • At full capability, 5G will enable more than 10 times faster speeds on 5G smartphones than typical 4G today.
  • 5G is a near real-time network that can offer significantly lower latency of <20 milliseconds (ms) for some consumer applications (e.g. gaming or augmented reality) and <5ms for ultra-low latency applications (e.g. in smart factories)
  • We will be communicating with our mobile customers about how to access 5G enabled plans for no additional charge. In the future we plan to charge a premium for 5G.
  • To be eligible for 5G customers will need a 5G capable device, a 5G enabled plan and be in a 5G connected area





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  # 2287030 1-Aug-2019 10:44
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I will be very interested to see how long it takes to get the fixed wireless home broadband service deployed. As a low usage customer who doesn't want Chorus wrecking my property it would be ideal for me.


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  # 2287034 1-Aug-2019 10:50
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freitasm:

 

Interesting footnotes in the release:

 

 

 

 

  • To be eligible for 5G customers will need a 5G capable device, a 5G enabled plan and be in a 5G connected area

 

 

Its the 5G device that will be the hardest criteria to meet, 

 

it pretty well telegraphed that Apple won't have devices this (September) cycle, And I'm guessing the other vendors will start with their flagship devices first.... so its not going to be cheap for those on the bleeding edge.. ( mind you it never is)

 

 


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From memory Vodafone charged a premium for 4G before Spark roll out 4G.  Wonder if they will  do the same with 5G.  Telstra in Ozz is going to charge $15 per month for the privileged from April 2020..





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  # 2287043 1-Aug-2019 11:17
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I'm don't really understand all this stuff, so I have a question.

 

We don't currently have fiber, still on VDSL.  We've been trying to get it but are having big issues (needed an OHUG and everything is going wrong).   Should we just wait and jump on 5G when it comes?  I guess I am asking, for a typical household its 5G perfectly adequate or is fiber better?


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