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Standard User bookey
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 03-Oct-12 10:42:33
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EE Coverage Maps


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They are showing on - http://ee.co.uk/coverage

Paul
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 05-Oct-12 00:02:24
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Re: EE Coverage Maps


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Ehm, pretty useless me thinks, ALL of the cities seem fully covered, really ?
Few city dwellers will see, soon apparently....
Standard User MichaelJWP15
(newbie) Mon 08-Oct-12 11:07:57
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Re: EE Coverage Maps


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Anyone know how technically difficult 4G is to roll out?

For example, is it just a question of mounting new aerial equipment on to existing towers?

Trying to get a feel of how long it will be before minor towns are likely to be enabled...


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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Mon 08-Oct-12 11:14:25
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EE have publically stated that they plan to achieve 98% coverage by (end) 2014.

I does also make me wonder just what equipment they have to change to do this and whether 3g+ coverage will also improve. I also wonder when cheaper compatible handsets will become commonly available.

Michael Chare
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 08-Oct-12 11:39:20
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New hardware to handle the new signals and optimised antenna, plus unless they intend to make congestion from cell tower to the internet worse, there will be upgrades to tower backhaul also.

In places with existing fibre to the mast this should be relatively easy.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 08-Oct-12 13:44:30
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Ha!

If you look at the Liverpool map, you can get coverage in quite a bit of the Irish Sea.....
Standard User bookey
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 08-Oct-12 19:58:36
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The new 4G equipment is a software defined, so when we upgrade a site to 4G it will provide Basic 2G, GPRS, EDGE, Basic 3G, HSxPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, LET (4G). (phew!)

The backhaul is being upgraded also to Gbit fibre, so you will get the speeds that the air interface can support.

70% by end of 2013
98% by end of 2014

Paul
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 09-Oct-12 01:22:09
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Re: EE Coverage Maps


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Ha!

If you look at the Liverpool map, you can get coverage in quite a bit of the Irish Sea.....


Maybe crApple made the maps? tongue
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 09-Oct-12 01:23:57
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I hear redinternet have their contract to help with this. Most modern base stations I am told pull 1gbps already and this is what redinternet are also offering.

Also dosen't the guy mean LTE not LET? laugh

I don't care about 4G - I would be keen to see what my HSPA+ service is like with less people on it smile
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 09-Oct-12 01:26:06
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In reply to a post by bookey:
They are showing on - http://ee.co.uk/coverage


They are [censored]!

My postcode is right in the middle of one of the citys and is covered massivly but ti says that I am not in the launch.

My parents will be pleased. They get 20 down and 5 up on HSPA+ on 3 now they are also in the so called coverage area and their mast is close ( and 50 feet high) so will see what they get
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