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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 13-Feb-20 18:43:30
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Re: Is Three’s network struggling at the moment or is it jus


[re: CJ8] [link to this post]
 
Unsurprising if 15MHz is overloaded if 65MHz is also suffering.

The only solution will be more masts, and move load away, but that takes years, especially with the planning permission headaches.

Are you in a big city? I'm guessing you must be to have 65MHz deployed from EE.

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Standard User CJ8
(member) Thu 13-Feb-20 23:10:34
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Colchester. Not exactly a big city.

The large amount of spectrum in use by EE is probably compensating for not having a dense enough network, which doesn’t bode well for future 5G performance. But at least they have done something to keep their network usable at peak times, for now. Often Three and Vodafone can’t even stream HD music let alone video.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 13-Feb-20 23:12:21
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I would suggest searching council planning sites to see if applications have been denied.

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Standard User hoopla
(committed) Fri 14-Feb-20 16:24:46
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Re: Is Three’s network struggling at the moment or is it jus


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It cannot possibly be a sudden increase in load EVERYWHERE. I am seeing exactly the same problems, starting a week ago, and I am pretty sure there is no sudden increase in load here.
Three has suddenly gone from being "good enough with a margin" to "not good enough by a significant margin". EE is now only £12 per month more expensive. I think it might be time to move.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 14-Feb-20 17:06:18
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Re: Is Three’s network struggling at the moment or is it jus


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No, and there are people (on other forums) reporting no issue.
Three are guilty of their marketing, saying they are the "network for unlimited" and "we have the best 5G" and probably have increased sales.

If you have 1000 people per mast, and now have 3000 people per mast, for the same deployed capacity, then things will slow down.

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Standard User Ewok
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 14-Feb-20 17:26:36
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They didn't suddenly get hundreds of thousands more people all over the country in the last week or 2.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 14-Feb-20 18:15:19
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Agreed. It could be the network rebuild project, or failures, perhaps caused by the storm(s).

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Standard User Ewok
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 14-Feb-20 21:33:36
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Yeah I'm guessing something related to the upgrade. I am still toying with what network to go with myself (for both home and phone), I was just going to go with three for the big chunk of 5g spectrum but the issues with 4g speeds make me think they are nowhere near a position to offer the best 5g speeds regardless of spectrum and the network upgrade (and that's if there is a 5g signal when they get around to releasing it end of the month). Pretty much gonna rule out three and its between EE and Voda for me. I can get 130mb on my S8+ on EE and a ping of 14-16ms which seems really good, not sure about voda and I doubt it would be better, I am not sure voda even have enough 4g spectrum to beat that speed? And damn sure they can't beat that ping.
Standard User Rolandrat
(committed) Sat 15-Feb-20 17:16:20
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Massive Netflix traffic management today, can hardly pull 300KBps, kick off a download at same time at that hitting 70Mbps no problem.
Time to give my 30 days notice on this I think.
Standard User buggerlugs
(learned) Sat 15-Feb-20 17:36:52
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Try a free VPN, it should solve your issues in the short term.
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