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  # 1953564 8-Feb-2018 11:38
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We've only had ours 3 or 4 years I would assume it has 3G


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  # 1953570 8-Feb-2018 11:50
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We've only had ours 3 or 4 years I would assume it has 3G

 

 

No they don't support 3G until they are swapped out, The newer smart meters may

 

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  # 1953598 8-Feb-2018 12:55
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This is good news I have seen 2Degrees 4G coverage just north of Auckland on band8 900Mhz - 3Mhz

 

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Interesting to hear it's already out inforce!





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  # 1953621 8-Feb-2018 13:38
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Has been for best part of a year now, in some places. It will get more widespread until the big day arrives and the last 2G carriers are turned off, and then it will be everywhere.





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This is good news I have seen 2Degrees 4G coverage just north of Auckland on band8 900Mhz - 3Mhz

 

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@Linux : That is interesting info. What website/app/technology did you glean this info from?


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  # 1953640 8-Feb-2018 14:01
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This is good news I have seen 2Degrees 4G coverage just north of Auckland on band8 900Mhz - 3Mhz

 

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@Linux : That is interesting info. What website/app/technology did you glean this info from?

 

 

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  # 1953654 8-Feb-2018 14:26
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I can also confirm that 2Degrees is already using some 900MHz in the Clevedon area.  This was actually back in July 2017.  Look forward to seeing 2Degrees convert more 2G frequencies to 4G in the near future :)

 

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  # 1953725 8-Feb-2018 16:35
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Smart meters will probably move straight to the LTE iot standards rather than 3g. It's made for that sort of telemetry stuff.




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  # 1954131 9-Feb-2018 10:33
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Obviously 2DM are repurposing 900MHz freed up by the 2G shutdown for LTE due to LTE's better spectral efficiency.

 

Does anyone know if 2DM (or NZ Telco's in general) are also ditching 3G in the 900MHz band in favour of 900MHz LTE? I am worried that if 900MHz goes entirely to LTE and voice is relegated to 2100MHz, voice coverage could deteriorate.


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Obviously 2DM are repurposing 900MHz freed up by the 2G shutdown for LTE due to LTE's better spectral efficiency.

 

Does anyone know if 2DM (or NZ Telco's in general) are also ditching 3G in the 900MHz band in favour of 900MHz LTE? I am worried that if 900MHz goes entirely to LTE and voice is relegated to 2100MHz, voice coverage could deteriorate.

 

 

@tripper1000 VodafoneNZ is as well would not surprise me if some sites are already live with 900Mhz LTE, They have been doing 10Mhz of 2100Mhz for LTE for quite a while now

 

No way at this stage will the full 900Mhz be used for LTE I can't see that happening in the next 8 years

 

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Obviously 2DM are repurposing 900MHz freed up by the 2G shutdown for LTE due to LTE's better spectral efficiency.

 

Does anyone know if 2DM (or NZ Telco's in general) are also ditching 3G in the 900MHz band in favour of 900MHz LTE? I am worried that if 900MHz goes entirely to LTE and voice is relegated to 2100MHz, voice coverage could deteriorate.

 

 

 

 

No, UMTS on 900MHz will remain for the forseeable future. But given the upswing in data usage, everyone gets more bang for their buck if there is an LTE carrier and a UMTS carrier in the available spectrum block, as opposed to 2 UMTS carriers.





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  # 1954145 9-Feb-2018 11:02
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This is where VodafoneNZ and Spark have a huge advantage over 2Degrees in spectrum allocation but I have been using 2Degrees for a about 4 months now and no issues at all and I am seeing a lot more CA LTE coverage around in the last 2 - 3 months and I suspect after middle of March we will see a lot lot more

 

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  # 1954149 9-Feb-2018 11:10
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Obviously 2DM are repurposing 900MHz freed up by the 2G shutdown for LTE due to LTE's better spectral efficiency.

 

Does anyone know if 2DM (or NZ Telco's in general) are also ditching 3G in the 900MHz band in favour of 900MHz LTE? I am worried that if 900MHz goes entirely to LTE and voice is relegated to 2100MHz, voice coverage could deteriorate.

 

 

being that 2G have VoWiFi live, their core is reasonably kitted for VoLTE.

 

 

 

Would not surprise if VoLTE moves over before 2D switch 900 off. at which point, they are making more effective use of the spectrum anyway.

 

Besides, GSM is a massive waste of bandwidth realistically.





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  # 1954161 9-Feb-2018 11:22
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Would not surprise if VoLTE moves over before 2D switch 900 off.

 

 

 

 

That's a pretty safe assumption.





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  # 1954163 9-Feb-2018 11:23
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Would not surprise if VoLTE moves over before 2D switch 900 off.

 

 

 

 

That's a pretty safe assumption.

 

 

salty confirms it, oh the hype ;)





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