WiMAX network is closing this weekend

Hi all,

The end of the WiMAX network has finally arrived; please see the forums notification here:





Pixel wrote 2 weeks ago

The switchover to LTE was easy as.
But the performance is taking a huge step backwards.

Under WiMAX, I would routinely get speeds in the order of 8 to 10Mb down and 2 to 5 Mb up. With LTE, the download speed is most of the time between 4 and 7 Mb, but the upload speed is now less than 100Kb.
Considering we're in the 21st Century, that's atrocious.


Pixel wrote 2 weeks ago


the nearest tower (line of sight, about 300m) used to give me signal strength in the order of -58dB under WiMAX. The new LTE modem is currently showing

Device status
IMSI : 505024600941985
ICCID: 8961024617408119335F
IMEI: 866854020622620
WAN IP Address:
CELL_ID: 44043793
RSRP: -90dBm (Good)
RSRQ: -10dB (Excellent)
RSSI: -61dBm
SINR: 17dB (Good)


Frosty-MODERATOR wrote 2 weeks ago

Now that the old network is shutting down, they should be able to re-farm the bandwidth that the WiMAX towers were using and make it available to the LTE towers. At least, I hope so, as it is a reasonable expectation. Backhaul similarly should be available to the LTE network. Not sure how long that is likely to take though.


Pixel wrote 2 weeks ago

Thanks Steve
I'll keep an eye on it and report back in a month's time.

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