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# 182515 19-Oct-2015 11:45
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Reading an article this morning about the construction of the tunnels at Waterview and how they're about 2.4km in length, can our mobile carriers do anything about coverage within the tunnels or will we just have to deal with a dropped call?




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  # 1409126 19-Oct-2015 11:49
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Mobile carriers need to stay out of tunnels. 
You never know when you might need to get out of a phone call, "static static sorry, breaking up, static static, tunnel" as you sit in a cafe.




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  # 1409127 19-Oct-2015 11:53
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pretty sure there will be repeaters/transceiver elements put in there.

might be the same with radio, the 400m tunnel at work you loose radio reception and almost loose cell reception through it, but it is only single lane and about 3.5m tall.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1409133 19-Oct-2015 12:04
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Just spent a few days in Singapore and there is 3g/4g all across the MRT which is mostly below ground.
No one in Singapore likes to be isolated from their device! 

Definitely doable but guessing it will cost some serious cash and need NZTA buy in to install and maintain the gear however.

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  # 1409134 19-Oct-2015 12:04
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I have a dream, that one day the Kapiti line will have full bars of 4g all the way due to the carriers putting in such devices in tunnels and places of poor reception.




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  # 1409137 19-Oct-2015 12:06
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Lias: I have a dream, that one day the Kapiti line will have full bars of 4g all the way due to the carriers putting in such devices in tunnels and places of poor reception.


People still catch the trains in Wellington? 

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knoydart: Definitely doable but guessing it will cost some serious cash and need NZTA buy in to install and maintain the gear however.


Why would NZTA have to buy and install the gear?

I would expect Telecom/Voda to install their gear and pay for it.

NZTA have cameras/control center for emergencies.

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Sorry poor wording, NZTA "buy in" to allow the carriers to install and maintain their gear through the tunnels

 
 
 
 


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I've heard that they may well be installing "leaky coax" into the tunnels for am/fm etc... Correct me if I'm wrong, maybe johnr could advise?

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gareth41: I've heard that they may well be installing "leaky coax" into the tunnels for am/fm etc... Correct me if I'm wrong, maybe johnr could advise?


I think that is how it is done. I believe the likes of the police do similar too for their comms.

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Lias: I have a dream, that one day the Kapiti line will have full bars of 4g all the way due to the carriers putting in such devices in tunnels and places of poor reception.

I have a dream that one day there will be free wifi on Tranzmetro trains, like there is on the airport bus...

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  # 1412926 23-Oct-2015 17:19
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andrew027:
Lias: I have a dream, that one day the Kapiti line will have full bars of 4g all the way due to the carriers putting in such devices in tunnels and places of poor reception.

I have a dream that one day there will be free wifi on Tranzmetro trains, like there is on the airport bus...


Yeah good luck with that, it's a non subsidized service, so they provide "free" wifi but charge deluxe prices :-)






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  # 1412942 23-Oct-2015 17:41
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Lias:
andrew027:
Lias: I have a dream, that one day the Kapiti line will have full bars of 4g all the way due to the carriers putting in such devices in tunnels and places of poor reception.

I have a dream that one day there will be free wifi on Tranzmetro trains, like there is on the airport bus...


Yeah good luck with that, it's a non subsidized service, so they provide "free" wifi but charge deluxe prices :-)




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