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  # 2001452 24-Apr-2018 10:54
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Linuxluver:

 

wellygary:

 

Although the big question to be asked is by how much they are expanding the backhaul capacity ( which I am presuming is still a microwave link )

 

The fact they are only installing a 3g site makes me think they are worried that the link will get easily saturated...

 



Or maximum compatibility with new and older phones....in a part of the country that isn't very wealthy. 

 

 

To be honest, and no one will say this publically, the income or otherwise of the locals is totally irrelevant, the only reason this site is being installed is for Tourists, if there was not the tourist traffic they would be getting nothing....

 

Waitangi in the chathams has twice the population of Haast are still has no mobile coverage...


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Latest update to gis.geek.nz is showing 2100mhz coverage with Vodafone and 2Degrees for Haast


 
 
 
 


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Latest update to gis.geek.nz is showing 2100mhz coverage with Vodafone and 2Degrees for Haast

 

 

Surprised it's not 900Mhz

 

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DjShadow:

 

Latest update to gis.geek.nz is showing 2100mhz coverage with Vodafone and 2Degrees for Haast

 

 

I saw a write up in one of the coast newspapers that showed the tower structure being raised earlier this week. Switch on cant be far away as public statements have said switch on in May 2018, so less that 28 days to go...


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  # 2007074 3-May-2018 12:38
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DjShadow:


Latest update to gis.geek.nz is showing 2100mhz coverage with Vodafone and 2Degrees for Haast



Surprised it's not 900Mhz


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  # 2007851 4-May-2018 14:46
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knoydart:

 

DjShadow:

 

Latest update to gis.geek.nz is showing 2100mhz coverage with Vodafone and 2Degrees for Haast

 

 

I saw a write up in one of the coast newspapers that showed the tower structure being raised earlier this week. Switch on cant be far away as public statements have said switch on in May 2018, so less that 28 days to go...

 

 

Have you got a link to it (or is it in paper form only)?


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  # 2008072 4-May-2018 19:12
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quickymart:

 

knoydart:

 

DjShadow:

 

Latest update to gis.geek.nz is showing 2100mhz coverage with Vodafone and 2Degrees for Haast

 

 

I saw a write up in one of the coast newspapers that showed the tower structure being raised earlier this week. Switch on cant be far away as public statements have said switch on in May 2018, so less that 28 days to go...

 

 

Have you got a link to it (or is it in paper form only)?

 

 

 

 

Maybe it was this article... 

 

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/west-coast/first-steps-towards-improved-west-coast-cell-coverage 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2008089 4-May-2018 19:50
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I wonder how many locals are upset mobile coverage is arriving NIMBY

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  # 2008243 4-May-2018 22:33
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quickymart:

 

knoydart:

 

I saw a write up in one of the coast newspapers that showed the tower structure being raised earlier this week. Switch on cant be far away as public statements have said switch on in May 2018, so less that 28 days to go...

 

 

Have you got a link to it (or is it in paper form only)?

 

 

Its from our internal media monitoring at work - the Hokitika Guardian if I remember correctly. Not sure if they publish online publically. Looks like most other light pole cell towers but without the light! The VSAT is clearly visible with what looks like a 1.2M dish


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  # 2009094 7-May-2018 11:26
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Site is now active.

 

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/haast-3g-mobile-tower-switched

 

But its unclear if it has No Data at all or no high speed data?, I'm getting the feeling that it has no data fullstop....

 

" Residents and visitors will be able to txt and make phone calls on three mobile networks – Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees."

 

"It uses satellites to connect to the national network for voice and text services but high speed broadband won’t be available until a permanent 4G solution for Haast and other locations on the West Coast can be built.  "

 

 


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  # 2009103 7-May-2018 11:35
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From reading that no mobile data which makes sense as satellite backhaul

Now wait for all the locals / tourists to log faults as no mobile data on the site

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@linux Will need to do a road trip on his bike to text coverage and if any slow speed data.




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  # 2009213 7-May-2018 13:52
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Linux: From reading that no mobile data which makes sense as satellite backhaul

Now wait for all the locals / tourists to log faults as no mobile data on the site

John

 

Yeah I can see particular issues with tourists who are heavily using OTT services rather than the PSTN directly


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  # 2010216 8-May-2018 18:41
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I'm just waiting on the Vodafone coverage map to be updated now smile


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As part of the Rural Connectivity Group, 2degrees, Spark and Vodafone have worked together to give Haast township mobile coverage for the first time with the completion of a fully operational 3G mobile tower.

 

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