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bbman
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  #187238 3-Jan-2009 21:12
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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.





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harrylin
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  #187239 3-Jan-2009 21:22
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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.

bbman
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  #187241 3-Jan-2009 21:33
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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.





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w2krules

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  #187243 3-Jan-2009 21:38
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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!




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bbman
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  #187244 3-Jan-2009 21:43
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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.





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  #187246 3-Jan-2009 21:51
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A brand new network will take time to get right. I say about 24 months.

bbman
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  #187247 3-Jan-2009 21:59
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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





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