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Topic # 104195 16-Jun-2012 14:17 Send private message

Just a random question - Vodafone as far as i know put in a very tall tower at Mystery Creek last year for extra coverage.
But not only that, they seemed to have a COW up on the hill too only about 50m from the main site, and on top of that the Vodafone Truck is a mobile cell site as well. So thats a new (i assume high capacity) site, a COW and then the COW on the Vodafone truck?
Quite a full on setup if so! Didn't manage to snap a pic.

Am i right in thinking Vodafone is the only one who tends to bring in COW's to events? Telecom already has a site there, and as far as i know 2degrees is roaming on vodafone out in that area.

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  Reply # 641991 17-Jun-2012 05:50 Send private message

2degrees had a CoW at Fielddays, and quite a lot of other events




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  Reply # 641997 17-Jun-2012 08:36 Send private message

All carriers would use Cows




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  Reply # 641999 17-Jun-2012 08:41

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  Reply # 642011 17-Jun-2012 09:44 Send private message

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  Reply # 642017 17-Jun-2012 10:12 Send private message

Wouldn't be Field-days without Cows would it?




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  Reply # 642093 17-Jun-2012 13:47 Send private message

Ah, that must have been a 2degrees COW then. I've yet to see a telecom or 2degrees one IRL.

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  Reply # 642233 17-Jun-2012 21:25 Send private message

Vodafone had a COW and the big red truck at the field days this year

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  Reply # 642712 18-Jun-2012 18:26 Send private message

And if i'm correct, the new very large tower is a vodafone one too - looks like vodafone went all out on coverage this year then.

What frequencies does a COW usually broadcast on? I assume just 2100mhz for 3g, but for 2g is it 9000 or 1800? Is the voda mobile showroom truck the same as a standard COW? It looks like it has a few less panels on the mast.

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  Reply # 642715 18-Jun-2012 18:34 Send private message

Cows support all bands 2G/3G




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  Reply # 642736 18-Jun-2012 19:03 Send private message

Trying to overcompensate perhaps?





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  Reply # 642824 18-Jun-2012 21:22 Send private message

johnr: Cows support all bands 2G/3G


What do they use for backhaul to the main network?




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  Reply # 642832 18-Jun-2012 21:31 Send private message

nate:
johnr: Cows support all bands 2G/3G


What do they use for backhaul to the main network?

An aggregated XT + 2dgrees data connection. Suck all the competition's bandwidth :)




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  Reply # 642845 18-Jun-2012 21:50 Send private message

nate:
johnr: Cows support all bands 2G/3G


What do they use for backhaul to the main network?


Microwave and if possible get a temp fibre cable run





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