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 07-21-2015 12:24 AM
 TheSteve
 
I heard a rumor Telus was firing up band 30 LTE (WCS band). This is the 2300 MHz band. So I fired up my spectrum analyzer and sure enough I see a 5 MHz wide signal which could easily be an LTE carrier.
This is in Surrey, BC.

Has anyone else heard any reports of this, or seen anything official?

btw I can confirm there is no 700 MHz from any provider in the same area. Telus does have LTE on 850 MHz, 1900 Mhz and 1700/2100 MHz though.
 
 07-21-2015 12:28 AM
 CGY Guy
 
Who cares, I don't need a new phone yet.
 
 07-21-2015 07:47 PM
zivan56
 
Interesting. Are you using a SDR type one or a physical one? If SDR, can you run LTE cell scanner to confirm it is indeed LTE? Should give you the PCI and a few more things.
 
 07-21-2015 09:06 PM
 TheSteve
 
I am using an Agilent, so no demod capabilities for LTE. I was told Telus did have it installed in some sites so I am quite sure that is what it is. I was just surprised as I have never seen any mention of it on any website.
 
 07-22-2015 11:22 AM
 el_38
 
They are a couple of market in the province of Quebec where the 2300 and 3500 are installed. It's only used for Internet access in homes.
 
 08-07-2015 02:13 AM
zivan56
 
I think you may be on to something, see this page
Note only Telus is using these frequencies for the most part. Also, since RX and TX are the same, it seems to be TDD, which matches up to band 40 instead. This maps up to EARFCN 38700. Unfortunately, the license numbers are not in Spectrum Direct, or at least I can't find them.

EDIT: Doing some further research, this means many phones that work in India for LTE can also be used on this band, and here is a list. I have a OnePlus One witha TELUS SIM, so I'll keep an eye out around those areas, but it would probably be very hard to force it to a certain band.
 
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