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.
Multibeam antennas for massive capacity.
The MatSing ball is the really impressive antenna here. Those have 48 independent cross-polarized beams that are 6 degrees by 6 degrees arranged in a 12x4 (horizontally by vertically) pattern.