Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
646 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 187238 3-Jan-2009 21:12
Send private message

johnr:
harrylin: will the new 3g coverage in rangiora be UMTS or 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.
all 3G sites are HSDPA.

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)

John


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.





www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz 
Delivering better broadband services

UFB fibre, Rural fibre on EA networks, RBI wireless, Ruralnet & Ultra wireless, wireless networks


326 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 187239 3-Jan-2009 21:22
Send private message

bbman: From Johns earlier posts, i would imagine Rangiora will be 2100mhz for now, i think there are two sites there at the moment.

how do you know that there are 2 sites in rangiora now?
probably i will have a look at my fathers nokia e71, whether it detects the 3g signal or not. but i dont think there is any at the moment.
and i wish it will 2100mhz. cos it will be easier if i wanna buy a iphone.

 
 
 
 


646 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 187241 3-Jan-2009 21:33
Send private message

harrylin:
bbman: From Johns earlier posts, i would imagine Rangiora will be 2100mhz for now, i think there are two sites there at the moment.

how do you know that there are 2 sites in rangiora now?
probably i will have a look at my fathers nokia e71, whether it detects the 3g signal or not. but i dont think there is any at the moment.
and i wish it will 2100mhz. cos it will be easier if i wanna buy a iphone.


There have been 2 x 900mhz GSM sites in Rangiora for some time, Rangiora which is on a shared radio tower just off lineside rd and central rangiora which is in the center of town.

Currently Telecom only has the one site as far as i can tell in Rangiora which is rev a enabled. This is at the exchange building.





www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz 
Delivering better broadband services

UFB fibre, Rural fibre on EA networks, RBI wireless, Ruralnet & Ultra wireless, wireless networks




428 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 187243 3-Jan-2009 21:38
Send private message

Vodafone's 3G coverage is clearly coming on line in a big way.  I have my phone set to UMTS when I'm at home in Auckland to improve it's performance on voice calls.  I've been away for a few days, and I never had to change it back to dual mode.  The voice clarity is great - people don't realise that you've called from a mobile.

And I managed to send txt messages at the Mount on New Year's Day 3 minutes after midnight  using 3G!




I was a geek before the word was invented!

646 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 187244 3-Jan-2009 21:43
Send private message

w2krules: Vodafone's 3G coverage is clearly coming on line in a big way.  I have my phone set to UMTS when I'm at home in Auckland to improve it's performance on voice calls.  I've been away for a few days, and I never had to change it back to dual mode.  The voice clarity is great - people don't realise that you've called from a mobile.

And I managed to send txt messages at the Mount on New Year's Day 3 minutes after midnight  using 3G!


Reality is they have no choice, but good work so far i am hearing.

I would say that the perception in the market place has been for a long time that Vodafones 3g is poor, this will help and is needed before Telecoms 3g network goes live.





www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz 
Delivering better broadband services

UFB fibre, Rural fibre on EA networks, RBI wireless, Ruralnet & Ultra wireless, wireless networks


19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 187246 3-Jan-2009 21:51
Send private message

A brand new network will take time to get right. I say about 24 months.

646 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 187247 3-Jan-2009 21:59
Send private message

johnr: A brand new network will take time to get right. I say about 24 months.


Maybe thats an exageration but yeah it will take time, then again its taken to probably now or in the next few months for Vodafone to get is 2100mhz network up to scratch! It does take time to get things right but at least from the two key telcos, they are on the right track





www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz 
Delivering better broadband services

UFB fibre, Rural fibre on EA networks, RBI wireless, Ruralnet & Ultra wireless, wireless networks


1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.