Telkom Mobile LTE Speedtest Results

Dwayno

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If you force it to 2300MHz then it will only show 4G+ when you transfer data. When the connection idles it will just show 4G.

Did you try 1800MHz and did a speedtest? If yes your last resort will be to try Band 1 (2100MHz) with the band tool.
Oh so it weren't on and off silly me. :rolleyes:

This is a speed test on 1800Mhz

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This is a speed test on 2100Mhz

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Dwayno

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These are some speed tests done at about 4:20am

All setting set to Auto

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Forced to 1800Mhz

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Forced to 2300Mhz

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Forced to 2100Mhz

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And this signal stuff I think

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cavedog

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Dwayno

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Even your offpeak is a bit slow but yeah looks like congestion. You are probably going to have to choose 2300MHz for 4G+ or use the band tool to force B1+B3 for 4G+.
Thank you, I will try it out and see which works best.
 

Dwayno

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@cavedog is there any way to tell if a getting an external antenna will be of any help to me? Something like the Poynting X-Pol 6.
 

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@cavedog is there any way to tell if a getting an external antenna will be of any help to me? Something like the Poynting X-Pol 6.
Well that is definitely going to improve signal stats. Will it increase speeds? Well it depends. If signal was the reason the speeds were slow then yes it will increase the speeds. If the tower is congested then even if your router was right next to the tower won't affect speeds.
 

cavedog

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My speeds have gradually been decreasing. Sigh been a long time since I last saw 160Mbps+

Well have to be happy with this :(

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@cavedog is there any way to tell if a getting an external antenna will be of any help to me? Something like the Poynting X-Pol 6.
The biggest problem we have these days, as cavedog says, is tower congestion, and also the VC roaming has helped lower the speeds dramatically.
Currently you have a RSRP of -77 dBm which is pretty good.
It's your poor SINR that's causing the slow speeds, you need to get that above 20 dBs, although it may not be possible.
I always got 80+ Mbps and my RSRP was -66 dBm (still is) but my SINR was 30 dB and that now days very rarely goes above 6 dB's
These days I'm lucky if I see 20 Mbps on 2300 mhz, and is dropping with time :(
 
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Hummercellc

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Anyone else experiencing problems for the past two weeks in KZN?
LTE and 3G, on the Telkom home network, Intermittent packet loss, connection dropping and bad jitter.
Roaming on Vodacom, no such issues.
 

Dwayno

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Thanks @cavedog and @ProAsm it probably os tower congestion because speeds are way different during off-peak and on-peak. I see isp's will be offering MTN fixed LTE so that might be a better option for me.
 

OtakuD

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Hey peeps, had to switch to LTE since ADSL is being phased out. What routers do you all use? I see a lot of B525 and B618s but I definitely want to switch to fibre as soon as it becomes avaialble so the R2k of the top end 600Mbps Hauwei's seem overkill for my 220GB cap, especially since I can only get 150Mbps in my area.

Is there something on the cheaper end I can get that still gives close to 300Mbps/4G+ speeds in case the situation improves? Thanks!
 
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