Reply to post: Re: Backhaul Burnout...

UK national mobile roaming: A stupid idea that'll never work

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Re: Backhaul Burnout...

On 3G you can have full signal bars and no throughput because the air interface is congested - most handsets only look at signal strength and ignore signal to noise ratio.

Similarly on 2G, the handsets measure received power of the broadcast channels and show bars based on that. But a strong signal on the broadcast channel doesn't mean there's any traffic channel available.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019