Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


185 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6

Trusted

Topic # 87937 10-Aug-2011 22:10
Send private message

Why would Telecom remove it's equipment off a 5 storey building and replace it with a cell site as per the below news article. I would have thought this would have an untoward effect on coverage in this area?

http://www.times-age.co.nz/local/news/masterton-cell-tower-raised/3962345/

Create new topic
1479 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 464

Trusted

  Reply # 504697 10-Aug-2011 22:13
Send private message

increased capacity ?




310 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 504719 10-Aug-2011 22:40
Send private message

it wont be a capacity issue as that is normally handled by an upgrade to the cabinets not the antenna.
based on a standard stud height and if the building is 5 storeys you would be looking at around 15-20m building and they have built a 25m tower so maybe it was to improve reception?

or the land lord could have just been sick of all the antenna on his building and and wanted them off.

there are all sorts of reasons.




Any posts are personal comments and not that of my employer

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 504720 10-Aug-2011 22:48
Send private message

Pay to have a cell on a building owned by someone else or put it on land you already own

What would you do?

John

3215 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 620

Trusted

  Reply # 504753 11-Aug-2011 01:34
Send private message

Yeah, they have put a few at the exchanges around napier also.
I reckon its the site lease cost.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




489 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Trusted

  Reply # 504803 11-Aug-2011 08:56
Send private message

Hi tritex,

Had a chat to the guys. We couldn't secure the lease again for the building. However with the relocation there is now a W2100 carrier added and this will speed up data rates.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Amber

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.