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  Reply # 451512 24-Mar-2011 16:20
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"$100 million for network expansion. 97% coverage, but expanding capacity. No further updates yet.

And this was the main announcement."

Dam I was hoping for something else.

Recently spoke to a rep about Hamilton and the future of cell tower placements. He mentioned that Hamilton and Tauranga were next in line but they were holding off due to roll out of a 4g network.

 



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  Reply # 451515 24-Mar-2011 16:21
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"4G network"? The rep probably doesn't know much. He was probably talking about an HSPA+ upgrade or similar, surely?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 451519 24-Mar-2011 16:30
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He was very adamant, he mentioned that he had just returned from a meeting discussing this and other issues.

So you never know. 

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  Reply # 451520 24-Mar-2011 16:31
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when you say rep, do you mean sales rep? property rep? sub-contractor? random person in a 2degrees top?











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  Reply # 451524 24-Mar-2011 16:56
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pjshark: "$100 million for network expansion. 97% coverage, but expanding capacity. No further updates yet.

And this was the main announcement."

Dam I was hoping for something else.

Recently spoke to a rep about Hamilton and the future of cell tower placements. He mentioned that Hamilton and Tauranga were next in line but they were holding off due to roll out of a 4g network.

 


Hi,

While the next build of our network is still in the planning stage, it will not be held off due to 4G roll out.

^POB

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  Reply # 451537 24-Mar-2011 17:39
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pjshark: "$100 million for network expansion. 97% coverage, but expanding capacity. No further updates yet.

And this was the main announcement."

Dam I was hoping for something else.

Recently spoke to a rep about Hamilton and the future of cell tower placements. He mentioned that Hamilton and Tauranga were next in line but they were holding off due to roll out of a 4g network.

 


a store manager told me the same thing (4G coming soon)  last weekend.

mind you, he also said that the iPhone 3GS works best on 2Degrees network and Telecom has a 'fake' 3G network, so I decided to take his 4G comment with a pinch of salt.

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  Reply # 451558 24-Mar-2011 19:04
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It was a support rep via the support call centre.
I agree that this info is to be taken as NonprayingMantis put it "with a pinch of salt"

I should not imagine that they would hold off on erecting new cell sites just to wait for 4g. It could take years, and that may anoy a few of us...

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  Reply # 451588 24-Mar-2011 21:17
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Will 2Degrees be using LTE for it's 4G or fake HSPA+ 4G?




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Reply # 451590 24-Mar-2011 21:21
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NonprayingMantis:
pjshark: "$100 million?for network expansion. 97% coverage, but expanding capacity. No?further updates yet.

And this was the main announcement."

Dam I was hoping for something else.

Recently spoke to a rep about Hamilton and the future of cell tower placements. He mentioned that Hamilton and Tauranga were next in line but they were holding off due to roll out of a 4g network.

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a store manager told me the same thing (4G coming soon)? last weekend.

mind you, he also said that the iPhone 3GS works best on 2Degrees network and Telecom has a 'fake' 3G network, so I decided to take his 4G comment with a pinch of salt.


Did you not know store managers design and build 4G networks during lunch breaks

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  Reply # 451593 24-Mar-2011 21:30
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That's why they get paid the megabucks




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  Reply # 451594 24-Mar-2011 21:31
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lokhor: Will 2Degrees be using LTE for it's 4G or fake HSPA+ 4G?


Well, LTE wasn't "4G" until last year either. It was supposed to be LTE-A. Originally, 4G was supposed to be 1Gbp/s. Pressure from Americans...




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SaltyNZ:
lokhor: Will 2Degrees be using LTE for it's 4G or fake HSPA+ 4G?


Well, LTE wasn't "4G" until last year either. It was supposed to be LTE-A. Originally, 4G was supposed to be 1Gbp/s. Pressure from Americans...


100Mbps sounds a lot better than 21-42 




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  Reply # 451612 24-Mar-2011 22:25

Well they will be waiting a few years for LTE (4G) then... Total BS, store managers psssht!

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  Reply # 451661 25-Mar-2011 06:53
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lokhor:

100Mbps sounds a lot better than 21-42

 


Yes, it does *sound* a lot better, doesn't it? But then there's that pesky real world. The one in which the "slowest" network actually got the best real scores when Computerworld tested their VoIP on iPhone apps...







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  Reply # 451665 25-Mar-2011 07:42
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SaltyNZ:
lokhor:

100Mbps sounds a lot better than 21-42

 


Yes, it does *sound* a lot better, doesn't it? But then there's that pesky real world. The one in which the "slowest" network actually got the best real scores when Computerworld tested their VoIP on iPhone apps...



Now now, that's a bit unfair isn't it?  I was always under the impression that data speeds on mobile networks were a direct result of the loading of other devices using them (combined with other factors, of course).  If so, it would make perfect sense that the less loaded network is the fastest.

Now, keeping it that way... that should be fun for you.

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