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Topic # 81626 15-Apr-2011 14:22
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Vodafone AU to offer LTE later in the year.


http://www.zdnet.com.au/vodafone-to-offer-lte-services-this-year_print-339313224.htm

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  Reply # 459185 15-Apr-2011 15:02
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Vodafone NZ may have a large driver to do the same thing as they were on the same Nokia Cell sites as Vodafone Aus and the fact Telecom XT is definitely out performing their network.
I wouldn't hold your breath though




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  Reply # 459186 15-Apr-2011 15:06
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pwner: Vodafone NZ may have a large driver to do the same thing as they were on the same Nokia Cell sites as Vodafone Aus and the fact Telecom XT is definitely out performing their network.
I wouldn't hold your breath though



I was reading somewhere that Vodafone NZ do not intend to upgrade to LTE until they have 700 MHZ spectrum.

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  Reply # 459188 15-Apr-2011 15:24
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pwner: Vodafone NZ may have a large driver to do the same thing as they were on the same Nokia Cell sites as Vodafone Aus and the fact Telecom XT is definitely out performing their network.
I wouldn't hold your breath though



I was reading somewhere that Vodafone NZ do not intend to upgrade to LTE until they have 700 MHZ spectrum.


Yeah Vodafone Aus and Telstra have both looked to use 1800MHz for LTE which is already available. But just like with 3G using 2100Mhz it will need to be in Urban areas or Hot spots. If you want full national coverage (measured 90%+ population rather than land mass) then it would be crazy expensive, that is why Telecom use 850MHz and Vodafone 900MHz. I can't remember my university calculations but its fair to say it propagates significantly further in the open and deeper into buildings.






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  Reply # 459199 15-Apr-2011 16:09
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Vodafone AU *have* to do something pretty big because of all the network problems they have been facing in recent months.

Vodafone NZ don't have the same network problems so I doubt they would bother upgrading to LTE anytime soon.

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  Reply # 459202 15-Apr-2011 16:30
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Also remember Vodafone AU is replacing its entire network with Huawei gear, ditching Nokia. Like Telecom did with XT, might as well go all full monty instead of doing something now and another project later.




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  Reply # 459206 15-Apr-2011 16:48
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freitasm: Also remember Vodafone AU is replacing its entire network with Huawei gear, ditching Nokia. Like Telecom did with XT, might as well go all full monty instead of doing something now and another project later.


They are just changing out the Radio Access Network (RAN) which is the RNC/BSC and the Cell sites. The core network will stay the same. I think they will probably look to start getting rid of either the old 3 or Vodafone Core networks as well. From what I have head they are still running two complete systems since the merger.

Also heard that my mate SAM might get the boot over at Vodafone AU as well.




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  Reply # 459225 15-Apr-2011 17:43
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Seems to be Ericsson switching equipment in this Vfone Australia cellsite.

Inside a Vodafone cell tower: photos

http://www.zdnet.com.au/inside-a-vodafone-cell-tower-photos-339311450.htm#vp


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  Reply # 459268 15-Apr-2011 22:47
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freitasm: Also remember Vodafone AU is replacing its entire network with Huawei gear, ditching Nokia. Like Telecom did with XT, might as well go all full monty instead of doing something now and another project later.


They are just changing out the Radio Access Network (RAN) which is the RNC/BSC and the Cell sites. The core network will stay the same. I think they will probably look to start getting rid of either the old 3 or Vodafone Core networks as well. From what I have head they are still running two complete systems since the merger.

Also heard that my mate SAM might get the boot over at Vodafone AU as well.


The shutdown of the 3GIS network has already been announced.

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  Reply # 460758 20-Apr-2011 07:55
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If I were a betting man I'd certainly put money on both Vodafone and Telecom deploying LTE using 1800 spectrum assuming they get the rural contract.

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