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Topic # 165809 21-Feb-2015 12:39
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I live in the Kapit Coast (north of wellington) and there is what looks like a new cell tower getting built. Is there anywhere I can find out which networks might use this tower?  (image )

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  Reply # 1243623 21-Feb-2015 12:53
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My guess its an RBI site so may end up with all 3 carriers on it



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  Reply # 1243624 21-Feb-2015 12:55
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cool. should be good as where I live we get little to no coverage due to a hill between us and the existing towers. I had believed that our "RBI" deployment was an upgraded cabinet but maybe not.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1243648 21-Feb-2015 13:08
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Sometime it's both cabinets and cellsites.




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  Reply # 1243651 21-Feb-2015 13:09
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assuming it RBI, then I am guessing it's Vodafone regardless and then Spark and 2degrees put sites on there if they choice too?

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  Reply # 1243668 21-Feb-2015 13:49
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DjShadow: My guess its an RBI site so may end up with all 3 carriers on it


Lol Kapiti isn't that rural. Most of us have 100Mbps cable.

OP - Where is this tower? Does it show on the 'nz cell map' linked at the top of the page?



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  Reply # 1243669 21-Feb-2015 13:53
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chevrolux:
DjShadow: My guess its an RBI site so may end up with all 3 carriers on it


Lol Kapiti isn't that rural. Most of us have 100Mbps cable.

OP - Where is this tower? Does it show on the 'nz cell map' linked at the top of the page?



It's on the hill above the quarry between paraparaumu & Nikau Valley. In Nikau valley we have next to no mobile coverage so any improvement will be awesome



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  Reply # 1243670 21-Feb-2015 13:56
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benmurphy66:
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DjShadow: My guess its an RBI site so may end up with all 3 carriers on it


Lol Kapiti isn't that rural. Most of us have 100Mbps cable.

OP - Where is this tower? Does it show on the 'nz cell map' linked at the top of the page?



It's on the hill above the quarry between paraparaumu & Nikau Valley. In Nikau valley we have next to no mobile coverage so any improvement will be awesome


Oh an Nikau valley is RBI bound. not fiber :(

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  Reply # 1243671 21-Feb-2015 14:00
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There is a new RBI build for Nikau Valley, so this is probably it.




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  Reply # 1243672 21-Feb-2015 14:01
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chevrolux:
DjShadow: My guess its an RBI site so may end up with all 3 carriers on it


Lol Kapiti isn't that rural. Most of us have 100Mbps cable.

OP - Where is this tower? Does it show on the 'nz cell map' linked at the top of the page?


*20mbit cable from what I've been reading. Such rural.






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  Reply # 1243674 21-Feb-2015 14:02
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coffeebaron: There is a new RBI build for Nikau Valley, so this is probably it.


Thanks mate. Chorusvan had told me a year or so ago that we were also getting a cabinet upgrade so was surprised they would do both (hopefully we still get the cabinet upgrade as I could then get VDSL)

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  Reply # 1243682 21-Feb-2015 14:26
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michaelmurfy:
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DjShadow: My guess its an RBI site so may end up with all 3 carriers on it


Lol Kapiti isn't that rural. Most of us have 100Mbps cable.

OP - Where is this tower? Does it show on the 'nz cell map' linked at the top of the page?


*20mbit cable from what I've been reading. Such rural.


Where did you read that? New RBI sites with 4G are hitting close to 150Mbps just on the 4G speed alone then you have 3G

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johnr:
michaelmurfy:
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DjShadow: My guess its an RBI site so may end up with all 3 carriers on it


Lol Kapiti isn't that rural. Most of us have 100Mbps cable.

OP - Where is this tower? Does it show on the 'nz cell map' linked at the top of the page?


*20mbit cable from what I've been reading. Such rural.


Where did you read that? New RBI sites with 4G are hitting close to 150Mbps just on the 4G speed alone then you have 3G


Kapiti Cable Congestion

Good to see they're getting Wireless RBI - nobody wants slow Outram speed cable.




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  Reply # 1243723 21-Feb-2015 15:35
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johnr: Where did you read that?


it was a tongue in cheek did at the congestion people are experiancing on cable in that area

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  Reply # 1273572 30-Mar-2015 17:37
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@benmurphy66 site is now partly unlocked with 2G and 3G on 900Mhz and 4G 700Mhz on air and 4G 1800Mhz is locked down for now

It's in testing phase so not officially live



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  Reply # 1273574 30-Mar-2015 17:39
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Thanks John. by unlocked does that mean we can roam from 2Degrees onto it?

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