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Topic # 129468 17-Sep-2013 09:48
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Hi All

I am looking at a project which requires uploading 1-3GB media files for delivery to overseas clients.  The 2 ingredients are mobile, potentially a mobile edit suite in the middle of a field, with high speed upload, the faster the better, somewhere around 6-8mbs would be ideal.

The obvious first choice would be 3G but not sure any of the carriers can offer that sort of speed.  4G is an option too but with limited coverage probably not yet.

We are looking at one offs rather than being on on sort of plan as it is project based.

Have I missed any options?

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  Reply # 896761 17-Sep-2013 09:58
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Vodafone have 3G dual carrier round the place and 4G services are live in 12 areas across the country.

I think Telecom are offering DC services too but I'm sure someone from the carriers will confirm this.

If its project based, then prepay data might just about work. I've seen streaming 720p video with 4 bonded data sticks across 2 networks which works but those were on contract and the company had run the numbers to get the right plans for the streaming video



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  Reply # 896787 17-Sep-2013 10:31
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Thanks for that.  The dual carrier looks like a good option if 4G is not available.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 896845 17-Sep-2013 11:41
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Presumably the overseas clients need the data within a few hours, otherwise the optimal solution would be to just take the data back to a fixed location and upload on vdsl or ufb.



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  Reply # 896858 17-Sep-2013 11:53
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Yes your quite right.  It is a very quick turn around so we may not have an option to travel to a better location.

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  Reply # 896882 17-Sep-2013 12:21
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Seriously, uploading over mobile (3G or 4G) will make you rethink everything, dump into a drive and get to a location served by a fixed line UFB connection. You will be hit with speed and cost pretty soon.






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  Reply # 896883 17-Sep-2013 12:25
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Yes I can see that, it's just a a balancing act between 3/4G upload speed and time to physically drive somewhere else.  No doubt what ever we choose will be the slower one :)

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  Reply # 896884 17-Sep-2013 12:26
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knoydart: Vodafone have 3G dual carrier round the place and 4G services are live in 12 areas across the country.

I think Telecom are offering DC services too but I'm sure someone from the carriers will confirm this.

If its project based, then prepay data might just about work. I've seen streaming 720p video with 4 bonded data sticks across 2 networks which works but those were on contract and the company had run the numbers to get the right plans for the streaming video


Quad carrier sites are also live but 3rd and 4th carriers are not bonded

Upload on 4G is insane fast when in 4G coverage quite often 40+ Mbps



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  Reply # 896885 17-Sep-2013 12:28
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Hi John.  So you guys can 2 carrier bonded?  Any extra costs involved?

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  Reply # 896907 17-Sep-2013 13:10
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andynz: Hi John.  So you guys can 2 carrier bonded?  Any extra costs involved?


Not at all you just need a handset that supports Dual carrier 3G

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  Reply # 897297 18-Sep-2013 05:11
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andynz: Yes I can see that, it's just a a balancing act between 3/4G upload speed and time to physically drive somewhere else.  No doubt what ever we choose will be the slower one :)


check the location, but I would say that given you are somewhere quite far from any fixed line access, the chances of being within 4G, or even DC coverage will be pretty slim.  Heck, you might not even be within cell coverage at all!



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  Reply # 897354 18-Sep-2013 09:05
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It's only at initial planning stages so I think your right, if your getting good 3G/4G then your probably close enough to a wired DSL point.

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