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Mohan3
Level 1: Cadet

Is 5G being shaped?

Using a note 10+ 5G and I have never experienced 5G bandwidth greater that 100mbps on the gold coast, its fast enough really just curious as to why its being shaped or if anyone has faster speeds in the same area. You would think the network has capacity for alot more customers.

 

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Re: Is 5G being shaped?

Hey Mohan3,

 

With this being a new technology type I wouldn't see the benefits in us having the speeds slowed in a 5G enabled location. All of the information we have available on the 5G rollout including the areas that have been enabled can be located at 

 

https://tel.st/rp79r

 

If you do continue to have issues with the speeds then this can be reported to our network engineers via the coverage feedback form at 

 

https://tel.st/aqgx6

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Ebonymom
Level 5: Eagle Eye

Re: Is 5G being shaped?

Dear @Mohan3 

 

You got your note 10+ 5g... May I ask whether you got it from pre-order? I ordered mine on 9th Aug but still on back order and just curious....

 

Many thanks in advance

 

user who wants to help myself and others
Level 22: Superhuman

Re: Is 5G being shaped?

As an early adopter.... you need to appreciate the system is being developed with only 3600 MHz frequencies and very few base stations. Ultimately there will be 26.000MHz frequencies with small cell base stations on local electricity poles virtually in sight. 

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50 + years exp. in radio comms., eg mobile phones since 1963, two-way radios, base stations, antennas & pagers. One of my mottos: "Believe in yourself, and you can accomplish anything".
Mohan3
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Is 5G being shaped?

I got mine from a telstra franchise store. I got mine in black to avoid backorder on aurora.

Ebonymom
Level 5: Eagle Eye

Re: Is 5G being shaped?

Thanks for letting me know Mohan3. I checked with Telstra and they told me that I can switch colour but it becomes not "pre-order" and I have to lose my headset... So, you did not do the pre-order, I assume. 

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Is 5G being shaped?

I get about 330Mbps in Melbourne CBD (which isn't really that much faster than the 250Mbps I get on 4G).

 

Flat terrain and a clear line of sight helps in getting good speeds.

 

5G is more susceptible to interference/blocking by buildings as it operates on higher frequencies (3500MHz) than 4G (which has the benefit of operating on the 700MHz frequency in conjunction with 900MHz, 1800MHz & 2600MHz).

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