Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 June 2007 14:22, Michael Watterson wrote:
>>>> I have the Linux source for drivers for Ireland's new 4G network
>> launching soon.
>>>> It will only have PCMCIA modems? And is the company name and planned coverage
> secret as yet?
>> I'm one of the prospective users as I'm on HSDPA now, but will have to arrange
> a lot to get a PCMCIA machine...
>>>There will be PCMCIA(PCCard actually), PC Express card and USB modem
using 3rd gen ASIC in the Autumn. Digiweb may officially launch public
pilot area next month in Finglas. There will be nationwide roll out.
Norway pilot next year using identical 870/920MHz system (Finland &
Slovakia are on 450Mhz with about 2/3rds bandwidth using similar but
It's much different from 3G/HSDPA/GPRS/Edge/ipw:
No dialup, user name, password or any settings other than normal ethernet.
100% IP based
Handover between bases and sectors without packet loss
Ping as low or lower than ADSL
Persistent connection, even if modem powered off or signal loss, or
re-established on a different base, using same Public IP. Loss of signal
is like unplugging an ethernet cable. If not too long, you continue
where you left off.
It's where Mobile Wimax might be in 2 to 3 years.
The 3G/HSDPA/GPRS/Edge/ipw is essentially fast dialup. Often
non-routable private IP and loss of session if any signal loss, with
possibly different IP. Loss of signal is like unplugging a phone line,
you always get a new connection.
I can't give exact launch times. latency, speed, number of users active
& sleeping per sector, coverage, package pricing etc as these are not
to be published till official launch. However I'd say eircom, 3,
vodaphone & O2 won't like it.
There was a public preview demo on a coach tour in Blanchardstown
the day the Digiweb Data centre was officially opened. I connected GPS
with TCP/IP based virtual serial port & web cam using Unreal Server to
stream position (updating on Google Earth / MS Mappoint map imported
into Radio Mobile) and video via the 4G back to the reception area while
another laptop was used for Skype, Email, Browsing & video
29th March 2007
There should be 088 numbers using SIP giving normal PSTN/Mobile
connectivity (not peer to peer SIP outside Digiweb network) with mostly
better QOS than Blueface on DSL. Digiwebs' Metro system already uses
embedded SIP and high QOS cable protocols on a private IP for voice
calls with ordinary Geographic numbers, while the users data connection
is on a public static IP. Metro is a DOCSIS 2.0 (Cable) over Microwave
I'm looking at SMS & fax gateways using email clients for all Digiweb
customers (2 way Satellite, DSL, Metro FWALA Wireless and Flash-OFDM aka
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