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Topic # 56965 29-Jan-2010 23:54
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Just out of interest, as I see Telecom only have one in Chch and one in Auckland for the whole country, but apparently Vodafone have 6.

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  Reply # 294537 29-Jan-2010 23:57
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a bit off topic but from the Gen-i CEO Webcast earlier Today, IIRC One of the major UK providers only has 4 RNC's to cover the entire network going across the UK,

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  Reply # 294543 30-Jan-2010 00:21
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North Shore
Auckland city
South Auckland
Frankton Waikato (latest RNC)
Wellington
Christchurch

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  Reply # 294558 30-Jan-2010 07:10
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Just out of curiousity, what does it cost to purchase and install an RNC

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  Reply # 294567 30-Jan-2010 08:00
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Hard to put a figure on

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  Reply # 294574 30-Jan-2010 09:11

RNCs cost a few million each but they're only one component in the network. A key component for sure but still only one part.

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  Reply # 294599 30-Jan-2010 11:08
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Question for John: Do you think there would be any benefit in building a second South Island RNC? Maybe in Dunedin? If the Chch one dies, does Vodafone re-route the traffic to Wellington or something (hypothetical question here)?

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  Reply # 294605 30-Jan-2010 11:16

No we don't route traffic between them in that regard. But having fewer people logged on to each RNC reduces the risk.




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  Reply # 294608 30-Jan-2010 11:42
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So if the Chch RNC dies, what happens? Just curious.

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  Reply # 294609 30-Jan-2010 11:44

The 3G customers automatically fall back to GPRS until it's restored.




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  Reply # 294612 30-Jan-2010 12:17
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Changing the IuB routing from 1 RNC to another is not a quick change just before christmas we starting migrating 3G cells from manukau RNC to Frankton RNC And this took alot of planning so there was no impact to customers.




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  Reply # 294614 30-Jan-2010 12:19
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quickymart: So if the Chch RNC dies, what happens? Just curious.


As Paul advised devices will pass to the 2G network as long as they are not locked to 3G only

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  Reply # 294615 30-Jan-2010 12:25
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At cell and core network 2G and 3G are seperate so if 3G plays up we can lock down 3G and same for 2G we have full control of the cell. If it has no pwer thats a different story.

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  Reply # 294618 30-Jan-2010 12:38
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So does this mean that Vodafone should arguably keep the 2G network running indefinitely to provide redundancy against an RNC failure?

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  Reply # 294621 30-Jan-2010 12:47

Arguably yes... LTE sites will probably be configured to offer 3G, GPRS and GSM as well, so there will be no loss of any of the layers, from what I've read.




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  Reply # 294626 30-Jan-2010 13:00
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2G is going nowhere at this stage vodafone NZ turned on sone new 2G sites in 2009

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