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Thread: New Digicel 4G LTE Modem/Router - Does Anyone know how Fast is it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan77791 View Post
    You mean TDD-LTE right?. Anyway Digicel LTE is super slow because they don't use wideband LTE frequency on their network. Flow uses 20mhz of band 4 LTE 20Mhz of Band 2 LTE and 5mhz of Band 12 LTE. Digicel uses only 10mhz of Band 17 LTE and 10mhz of Band 4 LTE. Flow also uses Ericsson equipment, which is the best in the industry. Flow also uses higher modulation and full fibre to the back haul.
    Oh - thought I saw that they were using FDD. I tried different SIMs in phone and none gave me LTE, so I kinda jumped at the prospect since I would be able to resurrect the device and use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.dre View Post
    Did a couple speedtests in downtown Kingston today and was getting 60-70 Mbs with under 20 ms latency on Digicel LTE. Big improvement over what i was experiencing a month ago.
    That's a big improvement, did you notice if you're connection was LTE+/LTE advanced or it was just LTE. I've been getting 84-97Mbps on Flow LTE since deployment in December 2017.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khat17 View Post
    Oh - thought I saw that they were using FDD. I tried different SIMs in phone and none gave me LTE, so I kinda jumped at the prospect since I would be able to resurrect the device and use it.
    Digicel using TDD-LTE for their home LTE broadband service. They use FDD for Mobile. Flow uses FDD-LTE on its Mobile Network as well.

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    The majority of LTE networks are FDD-LTE based and they were built for mobile networks. TDD is basically used for fixed wireless broadband type connections. TDD-LTE is cheaper to deploy as there is no separate frequencies for Upload and Download so the equipment is inherently cheaper to manufacture and no separate licensing for UL/DL frequencies. Wimax used TDD so the transition from Wimax to LTE was a no brainer so they could just reuse the existing frequency 2.5 GHz.

    Most likely khat17's device didn't work as the LTE band it supports does not work on Digicel and FLOW's mobile networks.

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