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Topic # 86137 1-Jul-2011 17:54
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Anyone know of any new 2degrees towers proposed for auckland?

I'm really hoping for Pukekohe.

I know 2degrees has recently co-loed in Beachlands on the Vodafone tower.

What would be particularly useful would be having 900mhz HSDPA on the auckland fringes too. EDGE on the edge of auckland isn't fun.

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  Reply # 488374 1-Jul-2011 18:13
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yea if they put a tower in pukekohe then im even more likely to think about changing from vodafone

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  Reply # 488383 1-Jul-2011 18:40
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West auckland has many places that are roaming onto vodafone or are a blackspot. I would rather see that sorted then them do rural areas to be honest.




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  Reply # 488405 1-Jul-2011 19:34
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richms: West auckland has many places that are roaming onto vodafone or are a blackspot. I would rather see that sorted then them do rural areas to be honest.


West Akld fringe reception was a key factor in my recent changing to VF, data on edge was basically unusable, likewise I was in and out of the akld broadband zone even between Albany and Riverhead. Likewise i was roaming on VF out at  Muriwai. I would love to be wrong but I suspect the emphasis will be on developing their network nationwide before they fill in the Auckland 2D blackspots or even just extend cover.



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  Reply # 488450 1-Jul-2011 21:49
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Publius:
What would be particularly useful would be having 900mhz HSDPA on the auckland fringes too. EDGE on the edge of auckland isn't fun.


2degrees don't have enough 900MHz spectrum to deploy both GSM and UMTS.

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  Reply # 488463 1-Jul-2011 23:32
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sbiddle:
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What would be particularly useful would be having 900mhz HSDPA on the auckland fringes too. EDGE on the edge of auckland isn't fun.


2degrees don't have enough 900MHz spectrum to deploy both GSM and UMTS.


Do they have any 1800 to run GSM on? Better that gets stuck with the crap frequency than HSPA IMO.




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  Reply # 488514 2-Jul-2011 09:30
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sbiddle:
Publius:
What would be particularly useful would be having 900mhz HSDPA on the auckland fringes too. EDGE on the edge of auckland isn't fun.


2degrees don't have enough 900MHz spectrum to deploy both GSM and UMTS.


Don't we?




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  Reply # 488516 2-Jul-2011 09:36
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When are 2D upgrading to HSPA+.

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  Reply # 488523 2-Jul-2011 10:14
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SaltyNZ:
sbiddle:
Publius:
What would be particularly useful would be having 900mhz HSDPA on the auckland fringes too. EDGE on the edge of auckland isn't fun.


2degrees don't have enough 900MHz spectrum to deploy both GSM and UMTS.


Don't we?


Well maybe if you want a low capacity network! Smile

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  Reply # 488527 2-Jul-2011 10:29

i wonder how all those competing networks get on overseas? I think NZ doesn't need anywhere near the bandwith of say... England.

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