Drawings were discovered and posted in the Howard Forums this evening showing permit sets of drawings for Network Vision improvements to towers in Lawrence, Kansas. These drawings show detailed before Network Vision, transition configurations and final layouts. This gives a good technical review of exactly how the towers will modified under Network Vision.
Interestingly, it includes 1600MHz antennas shown on the plans. These were for LightSquared's LTE. When these drawings were produced over the summer, LightSquared was a part of the mix. LightSquared pre-paid Sprint $900 Million to include early planning and engineering. However, last week Sprint announced they have put all work integrating LightSquared into the Network Vision deployments on hold.
In the 10 towers shown in these permit drawings, nearly all types of towers are shown. Monopole, self supporting tower, guyed tower, rooftop/building mount, water tower, etc. Gives a good broad view of what these final Network Vision towers will look like.
The drawings show that 800MHz and 1900MHz will be deployed in the same antenna/radio combos. This was a surprise to me. Long live LTE!
Network Vision Sites - Lawrence, Kansas:
- Clinton Lake Tower (SS)
- Delvin Tower (SS)
- Douglas County Law Enforcement Center Tower (MP)
- Lawrence Hill Tower (SS)
- Lecompton Tower (GT)
- Plaza Storage Tower (MP)
- Presbyterian Manor Tower (RF)
- Spectrasite Baldwin Tower (GT)
- Wakarusa Tower (MP)
- Fire Water Tower (WT)
I had some problems opening links in my Chrome browser, but it was fine in Firefox, IE and Safari. Special thanks to digiblur for sending me the links!