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.




147 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


Topic # 55753 8-Jan-2010 21:57
Send private message

What sort of tracking methods does vodafone have to track the number of cellphones using a particular tower? Can you actually see how many cellphones are connected to it when they are not making/receiving any calls or texts? Could you actually see how many cellphones are connected to your network all over new zealand and is it as easy as clicking a few buttons to see this info?
 And does vodafone's gsm 2g have 124 carrier frequencies and use time division multiplexing which would mean each tower can handle 992 simultaneous voice calls? Does the call limit increase with 3g?

Create new topic
309 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 288945 11-Jan-2010 13:11
Send private message

do you really expect them to tell you all this information even if they could?

also you have forgotten that the key to GSM is frequency reuse as well as time division in 2G and Code division in 3G.

for a generalised breakdown a 2G site has at least 48 channels of those about 42 could carry voice calls and in most cases 3 or 4 voice calls so you are looking in the realm of 120 calls per site.

3G is a whole other beast but gives you about double the capacity of a 2G from memory




Any posts are personal comments and not that of my employer

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 288954 11-Jan-2010 13:39
Send private message

The Vodafone NZ 2G network also has dedicated GPRS channels per cell

John

Create new topic



Twitter »

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 »

TCF and Telcos Toughen Up on Scam Callers
Posted 23-Apr-2018 09:39


Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48



Geekzone Live »

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



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.