18-10-2016 08:45 AM
18-10-2016 12:03 PM
Am not a mobile network expert by any measure but I'm guessing that maybe that mobile signal peneteration is a challenge because of the hilly terrain? Mobile signal travels in a straight line from the tower and doesn't usually go through hills/mountains that well.
18-10-2016 01:11 PM
18-10-2016 01:31 PM
Phone companies in NZ are private entities. While they do get involved in social services to an extent, I personally feel that this is more of an issue that the local/national government should be looking at from a public safety/service point of view. This highway you talk about isn't the only part where there's a lack of mobile reception.
18-10-2016 05:50 PM
FYI we have cell sites both at Hira and in Rai Valley.
Yes Whangamoa is lacking but as has been addressed challenging terrain and next to no population (except for vehicles).
Also despite mention of mountain peak you have to consider transmission factors such as fibre connection to the tower, or lacking that the ability to set a microwave link to another tower. Also DOC or landowner permission, consider people dont like seeing towers in locations like this either.
As a business and for the sake of providing better service we'd do much better putting a new site at places like say Mapua or Wakefield (it's coming btw)
19-10-2016 08:47 AM
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