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  #2307920 29-Aug-2019 16:29
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It's true though; 5G does have health risks.

 

It causes headaches in the scientific community as they try (and fail!) to come up with explanations that the NIMBYs will accept.


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  #2307981 29-Aug-2019 18:19
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There are some really idiotic people out there, who are too busy listening to so-called "experts" on the internet as opposed to people who actually know what they're talking about. Sigh.


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  #2335876 12-Oct-2019 09:30
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Saw this write-up on stuff this morning:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/116520997/5g-paves-the-way-for-vodafone-to-cut-more-cables

 

The bit that stuck out to me is the plan to start phasing out 3G in a few years time so they can use that spectrum for 4G. 2G (GSM) will need to keep going due to all the electric smart meters and anything else that requires it.

 

The 500 gig data cap looks promising also

 

 




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  #2335880 12-Oct-2019 09:43
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Well they need to sell 100% VoLTE hardware from now on then

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  #2335896 12-Oct-2019 10:51
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DjShadow:

 

Saw this write-up on stuff this morning:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/116520997/5g-paves-the-way-for-vodafone-to-cut-more-cables

 

The bit that stuck out to me is the plan to start phasing out 3G in a few years time so they can use that spectrum for 4G. 2G (GSM) will need to keep going due to all the electric smart meters and anything else that requires it.

 

The 500 gig data cap looks promising also

 

 

Interesting. Usually there'd be a disclosure, such as "The author was visiting Italy to see Vodafone's 5G testing, courtesy of Vodafone" but this seems to be missing.

 

Actually it was a trip with other journalists too - Chris Keall (NZ Herald) was attending.





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  #2335899 12-Oct-2019 11:14
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How many MHz do they need to run 2G?




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  #2335946 12-Oct-2019 13:15
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Linux: Well they need to sell 100% VoLTE hardware from now on then

 

If they keep 2G running and still provide voice over it then that would probably be good enough. Sure, no data while talking but with vodafones 3g network that is virtually the case now anyway.





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  #2335947 12-Oct-2019 13:17
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coffeebaron: How many MHz do they need to run 2G?

 

Not much at all if only for GPRS power meters


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  #2335954 12-Oct-2019 13:42
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Linux: Well they need to sell 100% VoLTE hardware from now on then

 

If they keep 2G running and still provide voice over it then that would probably be good enough. Sure, no data while talking but with vodafones 3g network that is virtually the case now anyway.

 

 

Interesting you mention 2G for voice, I've got a Vodafone Sim currently as my 2nd line in my iphone, if I look in the Voice and Data options I have no option to use 2G Voice, only 3G and 4G VoLTE.


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Just received:

 

 

As Vodafone New Zealand prepares to launch its 5G network, the company has teamed up with Wellington Airport to offer travellers a chance to try 5G speeds for free.

 

Travellers passing through Wellington Airport can try out 5G speeds for themselves by connecting to a Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway device.

 

Tony Baird, Vodafone New Zealand Technology Director, explains: “We wanted to give travellers the chance to try out our live 5G network before we officially switch it on across parts of the country. This free trial to test 5G over Wi-Fi will enable passengers to download their favourite content at super-fast speeds.

 

“We are proud to be the first provider to open up 5G for anyone to test, and are looking forward to turning on our commercial 5G network very soon.”

 

The free trial will last for one week (until December 9) and allow up to five users to connect to the 5G-wireless device for 5 minutes at a time.

 

“We expect people will be able to download a TV show potentially up to 10 times faster than they could over a 4G connection, or load a web page almost instantly over 5G without buffering or lag. This means they’ll have plenty of time to download an episode of their favourite TV series to watch on their flight.

 

“Fixed wireless access is a key use case of 5G, so we’re pleased to show Kiwis the potential that exists.”

 

Due to its faster speeds, low latency and increased capacity, 5G is able to support smart airports as well as better connected cars, businesses, schools and homes.

 

Wellington Airport spokesperson, Greg Thomas, said: “We’re always looking for ways to enhance the experience for travellers and having access to a fast and reliable mobile connection is becoming ever more important, especially for business travellers looking to stay in touch with colleagues, customers and suppliers.

 

“We’re pleased to partner with Vodafone to offer Wellington Airport visitors the chance to try 5G before the network is officially switched on.”

 

To get a taste of real 5G speeds, users need to have a Wi-Fi enabled device and be near the 5G stand located in the centre of the main terminal opposite gate 18. They simply connect to ‘Free 5G WLG’ with the password ‘Vodafone5G’ – and will be logged off after 5 minutes so another traveller can give it a go before their flight.

 

Vodafone New Zealand will soon be launching 5G in parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

 





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  #2365306 3-Dec-2019 09:04
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Sounds like no casualties from the 5G saturation test on Saturday. I'll be very curious to see where the real world performance lands.




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  #2365307 3-Dec-2019 09:07
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Cue protests and scatterings of "dead birds" around anything that looks like a new cell tower or transmitter...





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Linux:

 

coffeebaron: How many MHz do they need to run 2G?

 

Not much at all if only for GPRS power meters

 

 

You can run a 2G carrier on the edges of a 4G service. So when you only need a little bit of 2G for M2M connections, its basically a 4G service with the odd blip of 2G thrown in. Vodafone will need to run 2G for thier M2M contracts untill approx 2025. I would guess they will withdraw 2G for consumers sometime around 2021 however. 


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toejam316: Sounds like no casualties from the 5G saturation test on Saturday. I'll be very curious to see where the real world performance lands.

 

 

 

Not sure about that, every time the 5G turned on there my ears had a ringing! then all the bird would fly away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those that miss the joke, Vodafone have bird scaring devices on their building that sound every so often...





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  #2365486 3-Dec-2019 10:26
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hio77:

 

toejam316: Sounds like no casualties from the 5G saturation test on Saturday. I'll be very curious to see where the real world performance lands.

 

 

Not sure about that, every time the 5G turned on there my ears had a ringing! then all the bird would fly away!

 

 

We know you are joking but some nutjob might quote this out of context on Facebook: 

 

"A Spark employee just confirmed 5G hits you in the head and scares birds away WHARRGARBL!!!111@!!"





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