johnr:harrylin: will the new 3g coverage in rangiora be UMTS or HSDPA?all 3G sites are HSDPA.
if it will be umts, then the speed won't be fast enough for VOIP skype on my PDA. it has to be HSDPA. im using telecom evdo rev a, which has very fast download and upload speed on my PDA. upload speed can reach 350k. (theoretical upload speed is 1.8mb)
but the theoretical download and upload speed of UMTS are 364k, not fast enough for my needs.
and another question. is there any HSUPA coverage currently in new zedaland? if yes, then which area does it cover?
I will have a look at the coverage map now.
HSUPA is on Waiheke island and Auckland Airport sites along with 7.2mbps down that are showing real world average download speed of just over 6mbps and 1.5mbps up. (these sites take alot of traffic)
Thats good news John, i have friends on the island who are looking at 3G solutions, if thats the case I will let them know, he needs something now so this might be it, the Vodem 2 supports 900mhz and 7.2mbps i believe.
These sort of speeds with heavy used site bode well for both Telcos new 3G networks going forward, being able to have good numbers of users at good average speeds makes cellular a real option for broadband over the next year.