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#272252 16-Jun-2020 16:55
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Does anyone happen to know the maximum LTE Categories (i.e. CAT16, CAT18 etc) & Carrier Aggregation modes (4x20MHz etc) supported by 2degrees, Vodafone and Spark?

 

I'm trying to work out which highest spec LTE chips would be supported out of: https://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/modems/comparison

 

And: http://www.fibocom.com/prod_view.aspx?TypeId=75&Id=317&FId=t3:75:3


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  #2506026 16-Jun-2020 19:28
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Careful picking purely based on that.

If you take for example my primary driver. Its a mate 20 pro.
This is a cat21 spec device however, due to the carrier aggeration combos configured in the device, it only preforms at 2CA.

There is the possibility of modifying these youeself. But it requires root, you can really easily break or brick it though. (so not really advisable.)




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  #2506034 16-Jun-2020 19:58
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Thanks for the heads up hence it'd be nice to know exactly what CA configurations the carriers support?


 
 
 
 




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  #2507294 18-Jun-2020 12:38
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Telstra (AU) has a great doc Telstra Wireless Application Development Guidelines, Dec 2018 with all the relevant network info clearly presented.

 

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It would be great if something similar was publicly available for the NZ Telcos and the info wasn't so esoteric (and before the ghost of johnr jumps in yes the usual Geekzone disclaimers apply; we all know the specs are "subject to change, not available everywhere, only test/trial sites, certified / approved hardware, & something about commercial sensitivity / NDA....).


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  #2507463 18-Jun-2020 14:34
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@hio77 might know something and be able to share


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  #2507481 18-Jun-2020 14:54
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Jase2985:

 

@hio77 might know something and be able to share

 

 

Not something i can share, I'll ask the question. but it's really a changing space, so would ideally need to be owned from somewhere outside of my space.

 

 

 

 

 

Taking my spark hat off and speaking as someone in the industry...

 

If we look at where the nz market is in general, All 3 providers will have changes to their Technical supported specs as they move into 5G.

 

be it from Change of physical gear at the tower, adding of spectrum etc.. 





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