Now that I've posted an intro to South African carriers, I'm comfortable to share some images of our base stations this side of planet Earth. I'd really appreciate help identifying everything since our equipment is common.
Oh, this base station is located at a local school and serves a really large area.
This is my base station I have clear LOS to. It's 1622m away.
What is what here?
All the sector antennas seem old yet this site was upgraded within the past year to 100Mbps LTE.
Again, not sure what antenna this is, or what belongs to who. I suppose it'll be difficult for you guys too given the country difference.
MTN owns this site but also hosts Telkom Mobile equipment. There is only one large BTS shelter from what I could see.
Interested to know what this is...
Close-up. I hope the high resolution photo I took is in tact because I can read the writing on the original.
A lot of cabling...
Company that provided the cooling for the BTS shelter.
Very Good point. Somebody tell management to quit fooling around with the silly "perks' and silly discounts for only certain people.
This is costing a lot of money and gets next to no retained customers. I do not stay with a cell phone company for a "Popeyes" anything. I and most other people want excellent service and none of the Tuesday Giveaways. Spend all your cash on improvements to the network and stop all the playing around. If you have to give away a Burger King sandwich to hold onto a customer, you must have a bad network. Get a good network and you will not have to give away hamburgers.
I finally experienced SA N71 earlier for the first time. Caught it just outside of Louisville headed back into town, I was able to force my phone to SA N71 only and held it until I got to my office. I set everything back to enabled when I went into my office so I could use our CellSpot. On my way home I forced SA N71 again but never connected to it. The MM5G update line always says "Roaming not allowed". I passed several N71 towers on my way home and cycled both airplane mode and toggling between everything enabled and just SA N71 with no luck. I wonder if they are still testing and configuring the core or something. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
n41 is officially in my neighborhood! It's not on my home site just yet but it's getting closer. This site was about a 5 minute drive from my house. Still 40MHz according to engineering screens.
The site it was on didn't even have 600MHz antennas on it so T-Mobile clearly sees Band 41 as priority number 1 right now.