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Re: Why not just...
Some contries had or still have CDMA only 2G networks so GSM handsets are not a bad idea if you want to play out of the box. If I had a couple of thousand to spare, would be great to play with... Time for an El Reg review of the kit?
Reminds me of a fish and chip shop back in Sheffield back in the late 90's which was called "in the net dot cod".
Anyway surely the underwater internet should be called the interweb instead?
No really surprising, when a US based company wont support the non US based band plan at 700 MHz.
The irony is that long term, the APT band plan at 700 MHz has a larger potential user base that the US band plan, with the Canadians and the top slice of Mexico being the only followers of the US mess.
The last sentence sums it up, apart from the pmse, what is it useful for? I'm failing to see the killer app
Top marks for making it happen. There must be a case for an El reg ISP? You could even go multinational by using the Iberian branch as the off shore call centre but not sure how good Donkeys are at being level 1 tech support?
For further reading, try digging out a copy of The Hydro Boys by Emma Wood. An excellent read into the history of Hydro development across Scotland
Re: Has anyone tried...
Yes has been done at least once in London town, somewhere in Docklands. Otherwise heat the local swimming pool or the district energy system with your data centre which have been trailed in Europe.
I wrote a MSc on waste heat recovery and yes recovering energy from low grade heat sources sucks - as stated numerous times above.
Hacking the till
Good to see that the entrance fee is payable in cash only. Shows that cold hard paper is the least most vulnerable payment system in the organisers eyes
Love the use of "junior teleco". What happens when it reaches puberty and breaks out in spots or does it current rumoured poor network performance count as "black spots"?
2degrees history is not really winning spectrum from a treaty claim. It was born out of Econet and NZ communications with some Maori partners bringing in some spectrum that was bought at a small discount to enable services to start in earnest.
Anyway a 3rd player in the LTE space will be excellent news for the Kiwi consumer, Telecom are due to roll out their services I think in next few months so Vodafone's monopoly will end shortly.
And Optus's biggest single customer is Sky New Zealand.
Coat required, as its chilly here on the East Island
No, they decided that Senator Conroy and his red underpants were not worth the hassle. They are still trying to get their current 2g and 3G networks working, and they have some lovely 1800 MHz which at the moment is turning out to be the band of choice for LTE deployment.
Question is the 15 MHz (paired) that is unsold, will the 25 MHz cap be removed when it comes up for sale? Will Telstra consolidate its digital dividend holding, or will Vodafone come in as a late entrant and get some 700 MHz action?
Tellingly Telstra got the prime centre band. What will happen to the upper third, with it being in overlap territory to the CEPT overlap band??
However both parties paid only just above the reserve prices for a 5MHz (paired) block. Senator Conroy is going to have answer a few questions on being 1B$ short
Megaphone as I can't afford those prices
Aloe Vera for that?
Sounds like the Moderatrix lives in another guise at Vulture central - All hail Sarah Bee. Fire well, that commentard was sent packing
Sounds like they should just wheel in a Cell site On Wheels for the rest of the nesting season.
Just be thankful its not a traditional phone exchange otherwise you'd need a Meow instead (mobile exchange on wheels) which would catch and kill the birds
Who pays next time
So if OFCOM get the broadcasters to restack again in 2018 down to the 600 MHz band, does this project happen all over again? Or is DVB-T2 more robust with a paltry 1MHz guard band?
Fibre to the bothy should surely be the ultimate goal of this project?
Coat cause it's got my guide book to Inverie in the inside pocket
"cheap" labour is available from the prison across the road from the cable landing site(s). Nice beach there by the way
Gotta love the rack action in Hong Kong, top marks to Brendan. Also intrigued with the satellite back haul in the final network diagram. Guessing the "day trading" is not dependant on a low latency connection?
It's a start
Well seeing as more cdn's are being hosted in Sydney, it allows for better connection to the west island. Still won't over come the tyranny of latency which will only be overcome when we all move to London on our OE.
Pies, pies and pies
Round here in the land of the long white cloud pies are top of the menu, though decent doughnuts can be found at the right bakery.
Remember always blow on the pie - safer communities together
lack of paired spectrum
Its a fair comment considering how much demand for spectrum there is forecast to be for mobile use and the lack of paired spectrum that seems to be available for international harmonisation in the near future. Maybe TDD will win just because of this (lack of) availability.
My uneducated feeling wonders if that killing off FDD now by ZTE becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. What do the Apples and Samsungs say about this? Though if the asymmetrical demands of mobile data consumption eg Lolcats galore on youtube continue, FDD will be a waste of good spectrum.
Sad face as my boss didn't send me the world mobile congress in Barcelona
The channel plan should allow for PMSE to lie in between the proposed DTT multiplexs. If you have a 100MHz odd of spectrum and 2 nationwide multiplex then there should be gaps.
The thing is, with a possible 3rd restacking, who foots the bill for it? Other non European members of region 1 are pushing the ITU for this second digital dividend and Ofcom didn't restack down in the first place, it begs an interesting question. WRC 15 and 2018 in Ofcom land will be fun and games
The amount of M2M devices installed will ensure that networks keep some 2G services active for a good while longer. Vodafone New Zealand have announced at least 7 years of 2G support for instance (well their vendors are offering it now). Should voice over LTE be widely implemented (and they get the 3GPP standards going), there could be slight change of dropping 3G services, using 2G for M2M and fall back voice, while LTE taking the bulk of packets what ever information they contain.
Re: Is the error message only for me?
Yes, I did wonder if it was the work firewall but obviously not
Re: The USA is dithering on its response to that claim.
Indeed Cuba and that other bastion of comradeship Venezuela recently fired up a new sub sea fibre.
South America bandwidth galore for Castro & the chosen few.
S&C for pirates of the Caribbean of course
So when can I sign up to work for the Jupiter mining corp? Surely that is the better question
Beer cos no curry icon for Dave Lister
Location location location
I think you'll find the talks are going on in Dubai and not Doha.
Ahhhh my V66 bought for its triband operations was my one and only Motorola purchase. I said never again would I lay out cold hard cash for a M product
Not just the US band plan for mobile @ 700MHz, how about the APT band plan which long term has serious numbers behind it. Mexico only a couple of weeks ago went with the APT plan due to its potential number of subscribers and larger eco system over the US plan.
Also shifting Freeview in the UK to DVB-T2 long with MPEG4 coding would allow for greater density of services inside each multiplex and with at least 6 years to restack, there is a decent time to get services moving, align with the Africans - the other half of ITU region 1 and then join up with everyone else apart from those North Americans.
Now where is that tin foil hat icon??
There are caps in NZ on holding 2.1 GHz (for mobile use) spectrum which need to be met, hence Telstra (AU) keeping some of the 2.1GHz out of the deal. Next step will be who Telstra sells its stock of 2.1GHz to - 2 Degrees? As I'm sure there will be a restraint of trade against Telstra in New Zealand.
I really hope the next round of spectrum auctions on the West Island that ACMA run include said red pants. Would put the Australian ones on a whole different level to the rest of the world. Now I just have to come up with some witty remark that spans LTE, 4G and pants. 4G Strings anyone?
Dear El Reg,
please a) sort out the audio as the background noise is almost drowning out the man speaking and b) please get a tripod. Shakey video looks likes Amcam from the 90's
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