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Topic # 242988 22-Nov-2018 14:15
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According to Computerworld NZ


UK based company Dense Air — a subsidiary of US based small cell manufacturer Airspan Networks — has acquired 70MHz of spectrum in the 2.5GHz band (used by mobile networks) and has announced plans to offer network extension services to existing NZ mobile operators using small cell technology.


Dense Air has acquired its spectrum rights from two existing owners Blue Reach and Cayman Wireless and says it these will enable it to start its operations almost immediately



So which 4G/5G bands would this correspond to?
Are there phones in NZ that are ready to use these bands? A few / lots / most / almost all?








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  Reply # 2131924 22-Nov-2018 14:40
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FYI:  Bluereach, was a startup owned by Malcolm Dick - (Ex Callplus, slingshot etc,) with spectrum he carved off before the M2 sale.



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  Reply # 2131925 22-Nov-2018 14:42
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The spectrum and Bluereach network was intended for fixed wireless. The new owner will have the same plans.

There are a handful of phones that do support the bands but it's not really intended for mobile services.


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  Reply # 2131962 22-Nov-2018 15:29
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Hopefully the spectrum is actually used this time..

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