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  # 2287052 1-Aug-2019 11:46
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@duckDecoy:

 

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?

 

 

Fibre will always be better. 5G will be good if you can't get fibre - also expect it to cost more and have less allowance (as in don't expect unlimited plans on 5G).





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  # 2287055 1-Aug-2019 11:50
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Not been a D**k or anything, but when is Spark launching 5G?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2287058 1-Aug-2019 11:54
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johny99:

 

Not been a D**k or anything, but when is Spark launching 5G?

 

 

Likely when we have spectrum for it, You used to be with us. You know we are keen to go live :)





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I know, Mr Moutter looks a bit moot at the moment.




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  # 2287063 1-Aug-2019 11:59
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  # 2287067 1-Aug-2019 12:01
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hio77:

 

johny99:

 

Not been a D**k or anything, but when is Spark launching 5G?

 

 

Likely when we have spectrum for it, You used to be with us. You know we are keen to go live :)

 

 

Don't you have to find a new equipment supplier first??





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  # 2287108 1-Aug-2019 13:13
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What kind of mobile plans should we expect? Data caps in the hundred's of gigs or unlimited with no soft cap?


 
 
 
 


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Any word on initial devices for launch. Really don't want the same region specific handset mess we've still got with a lot of 4G devices.





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  # 2287129 1-Aug-2019 13:31
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openmedia:

 

Any word on initial devices for launch. Really don't want the same region specific handset mess we've still got with a lot of 4G devices.

 

 

I think its pretty much guaranteed that its going to be a dog's breakfast global roaming/compatibility  wise for at least a good few years....


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  # 2287132 1-Aug-2019 13:33
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Any word on initial devices for launch. Really don't want the same region specific handset mess we've still got with a lot of 4G devices.

 

 

There aren't that many choices, so far 5G handsets available overseas that I am aware of are:

 

 

 

  • Sammy S10 5G
  • LG V50 5G
  • Mi Mix 3 5G
  • Oneplus 7 Pro 5G
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G

Come December, we might even have Note 10 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G

 

I guess Sammy and Huawei are safe bets to be offered by VF


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Can't say I'm dying for 5G at this point - the latency drop is about the only bit that's interesting, otherwise 4G does everything I need it to do.

 

The only real excitement I can see is the likelihood that increased node density might lead to some increased quotas, but given the WiFi People's anti-5G stance, I don't expect that to happen any time soon.

 

To be honest though, I'm glad Vodafone is getting out ahead on this - I can't see much of a PR win these days with being the first to field the cancer towers of doom.





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  # 2287147 1-Aug-2019 14:08
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openmedia:

 

Any word on initial devices for launch. Really don't want the same region specific handset mess we've still got with a lot of 4G devices.

 

 

Vodafone are going to be using their 3.5GHz spectrum.

 

I'm not aware of any 5G devices so far not supporting the n78 (3.5GHz) band, so I'd go as far as saying everything 5G will work.

 

 


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The only real excitement I can see is the likelihood that increased node density might lead to some increased quotas, but given the WiFi People's anti-5G stance, I don't expect that to happen any time soon.

 

Datacaps are going to have to go through the roof if you believe some of the numbers being talked about for Self Drive Cars...

 

Intel are talking about  each self driving car generating 4TB of data for every 90 minutes of driving, now if only 1% of that is offloaded to the cloud you are talking 27GB/hr per vehicle.....

 

https://newsroom.intel.com/editorials/self-driving-cars-big-meaning-behind-one-number-4-terabytes/#gs.tdi5ye

 

 


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Someone has already started a petition requesting a ban of 5G: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_87686/petition-of-terri-takau-stop-5g


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