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Topic # 62975 18-Jun-2010 11:28 Send private message

Hi all

Just wondering if Vodafones GSM900 cell sites are also used for the 900 3G service?  As it is the same frequency I wondered if they use the same antennas etc and just change or add the 3G equipment.  So are the sites actually working in both 2G & 3G at the same time.

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Andy

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  Reply # 342948 18-Jun-2010 11:30 Send private message

They are the same sites.

I believe the standard configuration is a panel for 900 GSM and another panel for 900 WCDMA. On the handful of omnidirectional GSM sites there are additional sectorised panels for 900 WCDMA.




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  Reply # 342983 18-Jun-2010 12:22 Send private message

Thanks. So it is a change of rack gear rather than installing new aerials.

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  Reply # 343031 18-Jun-2010 14:43 Send private message

andynz: Thanks. So it is a change of rack gear rather than installing new aerials.

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No, many sites have new panels fitted as well.

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