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  Reply # 354107 20-Jul-2010 18:45
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It may also explain why in the CH CBD my fone tethered and running on 2D Edge this morning kept dropping the connection every 5 ~ 10 minutes. Fine now..




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  Reply # 354134 20-Jul-2010 19:36
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No 3G in auckland CDB still..

had issues all day with phone losing data connection.... edge that was 

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  Reply # 354153 20-Jul-2010 20:02
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3G in Churton Park as well. Much weaker signal though. 2 bars on my iPhone running ios 4.0.1 compared to 5 bars on edge. Must be the different frequency.

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  Reply # 354188 20-Jul-2010 21:11

nicks: 3G in Churton Park as well. Much weaker signal though. 2 bars on my iPhone running ios 4.0.1 compared to 5 bars on edge. Must be the different frequency.


Thats odd, ChurtonPark has two large streetpost masts for its size, its 2100mhz... 

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  Reply # 354220 20-Jul-2010 22:13
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just went a bought a 2 degrees sim and put it in my vodem pro stick. here the results.

Tawa, Wellington. its constant to, used up most of 25MB to test.

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  Reply # 354226 20-Jul-2010 22:25

jjnz1:

just went a bought a 2 degrees sim and put it in my vodem pro stick. here the results.

Tawa, Wellington. its constant to, used up most of 25MB to test.


Considering no body is on the network is that good?
And is this at standard 3G or 3.5G (HSPDA)?

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  Reply # 354253 20-Jul-2010 23:05
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hmm not sure what the network under load will do, 
and yes, its hspda. 

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  Reply # 354254 20-Jul-2010 23:08
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According to wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSPA%2B

New Zealand's 2degrees Mobile network has announced it will use HSPA+.

The highest HSDPA down-link speeds is 14.0 Mbit/s

and the lowest HSPA+ speed is 21Mbit/s.

How this relates to real world speeds is unknown but would expect at least half that. So either 2degrees haven't enabled HSPA+ yet as they appear to be in a testing phase, or whats probably more likely is that 2degrees just don't have the transmission capacity to their sites, as most of the sites I've driven past are using Microwave Links, similar to vodafone, where as telecom have fibre and unlimted capacity, microwvae links are very limited and could be somewhere between 34Mbit/s (16x2E1 PDH) or 155Mbit/s (STM-1 SDH).

Either way downloads of 4Mbit/s is probably on the light side for HSPA+ and HSDPA 14.0Mbit/s, but would be normal for HSDPA 7.2Mbit/s standard.

Maybe 2degrees would like to comment further on this.

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  Reply # 354256 20-Jul-2010 23:11
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My 2c worth:
I have had a shonky connection today, but this morning in Henderson 8:30 am I had 3G for a bit.
Now back to edge.

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  Reply # 354282 20-Jul-2010 23:50
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langi27: According to wikipedia....


That's just like saying my mate once told me that.......

Wikipedia doesn't even have a citation for the information you are quoting. I would wait to see what 2degrees has to say.




Any posts are personal comments and not that of my employer

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  Reply # 354330 21-Jul-2010 08:24
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juggalo28: yay got 3g in beach haven , so far so good my ph has oick up 3g in most of the inner city and stopping around pt chev ,


Confirmed, no 3G in Pt Chevalier last night ...

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  Reply # 354333 21-Jul-2010 08:53
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3G on and off at Laingholm, West Auckland since the weekend, fully on Mission bay, fully on Glenfield.
Bring it on 2Degrees

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  Reply # 354346 21-Jul-2010 09:20
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langi27: According to wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSPA%2B

New Zealand's 2degrees Mobile network has announced it will use HSPA+.

The highest HSDPA down-link speeds is 14.0 Mbit/s

and the lowest HSPA+ speed is 21Mbit/s.

How this relates to real world speeds is unknown but would expect at least half that. So either 2degrees haven't enabled HSPA+ yet as they appear to be in a testing phase, or whats probably more likely is that 2degrees just don't have the transmission capacity to their sites, as most of the sites I've driven past are using Microwave Links, similar to vodafone, where as telecom have fibre and unlimted capacity, microwvae links are very limited and could be somewhere between 34Mbit/s (16x2E1 PDH) or 155Mbit/s (STM-1 SDH).

Either way downloads of 4Mbit/s is probably on the light side for HSPA+ and HSDPA 14.0Mbit/s, but would be normal for HSDPA 7.2Mbit/s standard.

Maybe 2degrees would like to comment further on this.


The vodem pro stick i was using only supports a max of 7.2Mbit/s, so i am happy with 5Mbit/s actual.
And are you sure they don't use the microwave links as redundancy/monitoring only? 

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  Reply # 354418 21-Jul-2010 11:12
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I've got 3.5G symbol in Waring Taylor Street in Wellington

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  Reply # 354425 21-Jul-2010 11:38
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And still no 3G is the Auckland CBD today, at least connecting to the cellsite located around SkyCity/Civic, was still getting EDGE.

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