Cell C launches LTE-Advanced

The_MAC

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Fix your 3G network first before blowing millions on new kit
 

falcon786

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Fix your 3G network first before blowing millions on new kit
You must not understand congestion on cell phone networks and the use of limited spectrum.

I hear people saying the same thing about Telkom upgrading to MSAN'S,they must not understand terrestrial networks.:whistling:
 

Swa

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Fix your 3G network first before blowing millions on new kit
Nothing wrong with the 3G network. What we need is for all the spectrum on 2G and outdated technologies to be freed up for use with the newer better technologies.
 

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Nothing wrong with the 3G network. What we need is for all the spectrum on 2G and outdated technologies to be freed up for use with the newer better technologies.
There was already discussion in this matter and conclusion was that there is no suitable technology for replacing 2G.
 

Swa

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There was already discussion in this matter and conclusion was that there is no suitable technology for replacing 2G.
What conclusion? Is this wikipedia consensus™?
 

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There was already discussion in this matter and conclusion was that there is no suitable technology for replacing 2G.
What? How about 3G, supporting CS voice.

The only thing holding operators back is handset-availability, many people still running around with feature phones.
 

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Nothing wrong with the 3G network. What we need is for all the spectrum on 2G and outdated technologies to be freed up for use with the newer better technologies.
I don't think that the air interface is the problem here, how many people complain that they have full signal but the data trickles.

Its the backhaul to the sites thats the issue. They should rather first upgrade that, at least 100Mbps to each base station, then go and rollout LTE-A. Besides, you need a hell of a lot more backhaul to support LTE-A then the older technologies, otherwise its pointless to have all that capacity in the air but nothing to support it.
 
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