12-11-2019 03:22 PM
We are on ADSL/VDSL on the Coromandel eastern coast - speed fluctuates between 2Mbps-10mbps, pretty slow!
Vodafone have written offering a good deal on moving from copper to their 4G wireless broadband.
The speeds from the Tower on 4G (which we are close to, withing line of site) are in the 40-60Mbps/sec range - tested on my smart phone last weekend, very consistent.
But our location (and tower) is severely impacted by additional users over the holiday periods/weekends and the speed and capacity off the 4G/3G tower degrades back to sometimes below copper speeds.
On talking to the Vodafone Wireless 0800 line, they tell me they have been monitoring that cellsite for 2 years, with some upgrades, and they feel very comfortable that the 4G speeds and throuhput would remain consistent regardless of the number of users/devices over busy periods. I explained that this had not been the case last summer when population grows from 1000 to 20,000. They say that they have the capacity, but arent prepared to guarantee it!!
I am loathe to give up our copper broadband for wireless to have it degrade significantly in busy periods.
Any comments or thoughts ?
12-11-2019 04:29 PM
Cell sites are being upgraded all the time. In particular the months before the Rugby World Cup there was a huge amount of 4G upgrades happening. If we know which tower you're connecting to it can be checked if it's had an upgrade. Without giving your actual address (privacy) can you advise of location (e.g township, or beach etc) and we can take a look.
13-11-2019 06:34 AM
13-11-2019 12:35 PM
Thanks,, yes understand there is a difference between ADSL and VDSL... we have been on both!
13-11-2019 12:57 PM
Site Pauanui Townships has 2G (G900) 3G with both U900 and U2100.
For 4G it has L2600 and L1800
Pauanui South overlooking the town has 2G, 3G U900 and U2100.
4G L2100 and x2 carriers of L1800
Pauanui / Tairua cell site has 2G, 3G U900 and U2100 and 4G with L1800
Tairua Township has 2G, 3G U900 and U2100
You can use this website to get an idea of where various cell sites are located - https://gis.geek.nz/celltowers
Click filters to do a search etc.
Should be ok with all that 4G
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