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  Reply # 571435 20-Jan-2012 20:15 Send private message

mattwnz:
coffeebaron: For anyone who wants to post pictures info etc of the RBI towers etc.

Here's the new?tower for Puketaha, Waikato. Speed test on Nokia N8 was around 6mbps,?but a DC or other device should be able to pull a bit more. Coverage?dropped off fairly quickly due to still being in testing / optimisation phase.




It's a design marvel. Glad they used some awesome designers on that, so it wouldn't be just another ugly pylon on the landscape - not. Guess at least it is near all the other ugly pylons, so it has friends.


HEY! I'm sure the tower has feelings... :P 













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  Reply # 571436 20-Jan-2012 20:16 Send private message

codyc1515: Interesting, the only one that I've seen designed like that before was in Geraldine.


Haha
I was just in Geraldine a few weeks ago setting up a rural broadband system




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  Reply # 571440 20-Jan-2012 20:18 Send private message

raytaylor:
codyc1515: Interesting, the only one that I've seen designed like that before was in Geraldine.


Haha
I was just in Geraldine a few weeks ago setting up a rural broadband system

Off topic but who for?

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  Reply # 571441 20-Jan-2012 20:19 Send private message

Basically this is just one of the many types of tower designs that will be avaliable.
I would not be surprised if this was a re-used tower from somewhere else.

If you look at many telecom exchanges, they have one of these attached with the old microwave backhaul dish on top, which they have added cellular antennas to as its a cheap place to put a cell tower - on a structure thats already there.





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  Reply # 571444 20-Jan-2012 20:22 Send private message

codyc1515:
raytaylor:
codyc1515: Interesting, the only one that I've seen designed like that before was in Geraldine.


Haha
I was just in Geraldine a few weeks ago setting up a rural broadband system

Off topic but who for?


Cant really say much - a mail drop was done recently and registrations of interest were called for from the local rural community outside of geraldine. I went down to help set up the main transmitter site and train up the local installer.

I am not sure if they have launched yet or are accepting signups.
Its not one of the national telcos though - local company.




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  Reply # 571469 20-Jan-2012 21:40 Send private message

codyc1515:
raytaylor:
codyc1515: Interesting, the only one that I've seen designed like that before was in Geraldine.


Haha
I was just in Geraldine a few weeks ago setting up a rural broadband system

Off topic but who for?

All good, if it's rural broadband related, then I consider it "on topic". So carry on :)
 




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  Reply # 575414 31-Jan-2012 16:34 Send private message

RBI Tower - Eureka, Waikato. Speedtest on Nokia N8 was approx 4Mbps







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  Reply # 575420 31-Jan-2012 16:42 Send private message

Eureka Waikato has just been made live to customers

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/140-new-mobile-coverage/




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