[kwlug-disc] WIND is in K-W? [Was: Re: Windows 8 OEM specs mayblock Linux booting]
thraxisp4 at mac.com
Thu Sep 22 20:50:53 EDT 2011
Bell, Rogers, and Telus run their HSPA (3G) services on 850 and 1900MHz. Wind, Videotron and Mobilcity run HSPA on 1700MHz only. Some of the newer multiband phones may be able to handle both networks
Bell and Rogers are running their LTE (4G) services at 1700MHz.
I should have added the source <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Canadian_mobile_phone_companies>.
Glenn Henshaw Waterloo, Canada
Email: thraxisp4 at mac.com
On 2011-09-22, at 4:27 AM, John Johnson wrote:
> On 2011-09-22 00:46, Colin K wrote:
>> from what i understand about the running on different wireless frequency is that wind is 4g where the rest of our providers are only now adapting 3g in most places.
> Apologies for pedantry and any mistakes - corrections/clarifications are welcome.
> As suggested above, 4g cellular services may have required the push to different 'frequencies'. This is the same thing that pushed analog TV out from the lower VHF frequencies, 210 MHz for CKCO, to the UHF frequencies so as to provide the capability for digital TV. The higher frequencies have more capacity to carry more information, e.g. Hi-Def TV. (ref: Shannon & Nyquist).
> For cellular, the transport of voice and SMS data morphed over the tears to include data plans and now 'mobile broadband' and full motion TV. These changes pushed cellular carriers from 700/800/900 MHz (1G?) to 2.5 MHz (4G).
> From Wikipedia under 4G: "New generations have appeared about every ten years since the first move from 1981 analog (1G) to digital (2G) transmission in 1992. This was followed, in 2001, by 3G multi-media support, spread spectrum transmission and at least 200 kbit/s, in 2011 expected to be followed by 4G, which refers to all-IP packet-switched networks, mobile ultra-broadband (gigabit speed) access and multi-carrier transmission."
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