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    Thumbs up MTN Speed Test Results

    http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Cellular/2647.html

    MTNís 3.6 Mbps HSDPA service is officially available, but the mobile giant has made two even bigger announcements.

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    Cool

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolved_HSPA just get that already and save us having to UPLOAD faster

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    Is anyone actually getting 3.6Mbps yet?

    Head on over to Speedtest.net and let's compare results.

    Device: Huawei E220
    Firmware: 11.110.05.00.67
    Nearest Tower / Location / Cell Info: Goodwood Firestation

    Date: 2008/01/30
    Time: 12:53 PM GMT
    Server: Cape Town
    Download: 563kbps
    Upload: 51kbps
    Ping: 630ms

    Date: 2008/01/30
    Time: 1:01 PM GMT
    Server: Cape Town
    Download: 638kbps
    Upload: 51kbps
    Ping: 630ms

    Date: 2008/01/30
    Time: 1:05 PM GMT
    Server: Cape Town
    Download: 586kbps
    Upload: 52kbps
    Ping: 605ms
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    @ginggs ... eina! Head on over to the Vodacom speed test results thread
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    Does MTN not have a similar on network speed test like Vodacom (speed.vodacom.co.za)? Anyone know where these elusive 3.6/7.2 towers are in Cape Town?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morkhans View Post
    Does MTN not have a similar on network speed test like Vodacom (speed.vodacom.co.za)?
    If they do, they haven't advertized it.
    Quote Originally Posted by morkhans View Post
    Anyone know where these elusive 3.6/7.2 towers are in Cape Town?
    My guess is in Cape Town centre, the airport or Century City. These were the first areas to get HSDPA.

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    I have sent MTN some questions via the contact us page on www.mtn.co.za. I am however not expecting much in the way of a reply...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginggs View Post
    My guess is in Cape Town centre, the airport or Century City. These were the first areas to get HSDPA.

    Ive e-mailed some contacts to check on this, that would be my guess too.
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    I just did 4 speedtests on speedtest.net
    me in pretoria, tested with both the triangle (!) in JHB and CPT
    ping ave 216
    got speeds
    download : 653 , 780, 1683, 1812 woohoo!! at last (altho the MTN Fastlink dashboard only shows max down 1262, guess 1812 was only for microsec)
    upload : 51 , 54 , 53, 56, so much for "not" being limited to '64kbps' , and so much for "all the 3G towers upgraded to HSUPA"!
    Its clear i'm not the only one still getting the ****ty <64kbps upload, so when is MTN gonna wakey wakey???

    did some tests with VC sim, no problem getting >250kbps upload each time...

    ginggs ... i notice your speeds up top.... interesting... howcome I get half the ping speed from PTA-CPT than u CPT-CPT?
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    Time to dust out my MTN sim and give it a go - will probably get MTN3.6 next year here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ginggs View Post
    If they do, they haven't advertized it.

    My guess is in Cape Town centre, the airport or Century City. These were the first areas to get HSDPA.
    Actually went around with an E220 looking for 3.6 and 7.2 with a U740.

    Went to MTN's head office in Cape Town (stood outside on the pavement), Century City and the Waterfront.

    Nada......

    Will try airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Actually went around with an E220 looking for 3.6 and 7.2 with a U740.

    Went to MTN's head office in Cape Town (stood outside on the pavement), Century City and the Waterfront.

    Nada......

    Will try airport.
    Sorry to burst your bubble but that card only does up to 1.8 (unless you know something we don't)

    http://www.novatelwireless.com/produ...rlin-u740.html

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    279 kb/s download
    51 kb/s upload
    672ms ping

    Testing done at 09H13 on 01/02/08

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    Quote Originally Posted by morkhans View Post
    Sorry to burst your bubble but that card only does up to 1.8 (unless you know something we don't)

    http://www.novatelwireless.com/produ...rlin-u740.html
    ROFL

    Doesn't the E220 also have to be upgraded?

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    sheezh, looks like some bad ping rates 4 u guys in cpt?
    during my tests aved 216, from PTA to the srv in CPT, even managed a 182 once...
    seems with MTN it chooses JHB triangle as prefered, on VC sees CPT as prefered
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