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Re: Next big thing? 4G

Still only 2g here at home and work .

 

But 4g should help us rural folks using the 800mhz band lte (4g) come to our rescue.

 

When at home / pub have wifi at reasonable speed. And when in a 3g area's on business trips speeds are good .

 

I guess it all comes down to what people expect there speed to be and use it for.

 

I love living in the countryside but would love fastser data but that is the trade off for rural living.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Next big thing? 4G

nice to see higher speeds for mobiles. but why is it that o2 & others put their test gear in places where people already have good connections. like others on this thread o2 network is a no go here. i think it would have more input if they installed their gear where the o2 network is bad, then surely you would have a far more powerful advert to show.

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Re: Next big thing? 4G

Fair point but comes down to population clusters and demand. Obviously if you're in a well populated area then you have a bigger sample to test your kit against than those of us out in the sticks. That's the theory but the accountants then decide because of the population clusters the profitability is greater in the bigger areas so won't bother to upgrade the kit where there is a need rather than a demand by volume.

 

 

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Re: Next big thing? 4G

But I still think that with the 3 years network upgrades that started last year we all will see some benefits.

 

3g was 15 miles plus away last year now only 6-7 miles away and loads of maintenance work is going on for the last 3 weeks in my area.

 

So I know that it has to be commercially viable but as o2 have committed to updating the network lets see what happens

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Re: Next big thing? 4G

Would be good if it turned out to have low ping I'd use it for gaming.