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Costa Rica ICE tower

ICE tower in the town of San Isidro in Costa Rica.They are the only provider in the country (GSM and TDMA).

Costa Rica ICE tower
Gman, Apr 24, 2007
San Isidro
Outside the United States
Structure Type:
Radio/Latticed tower
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
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Antenna Use:
Multiple Types
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    • Gman
      While staying the night near this tower the power went out to the whole country for about two hours (no kidding) and I was able to use the cell phone for about 90 minutes since there wasn't anything else to do. Lots of others were also on their cell phones so I think they have a nice power backup system. They seem to place towers every 10-15 miles in semi rural areas with several miles of no service between towers (for GSM).
    • Yankees368
      Well, I guess that in an area prone to wide spread power outages they planned well in advnace for them and the network is rock solid in the matter.
    • rytard
      this looks like a WiFi to me
    • TelcomJunkie
      Why? What makes it look like a WiFi site to you?
    • RadioFoneGuy
      The probably have a generator because this looks like a big DS3 micro hub.
      The batteries along if in good shape could probable hold the site up to a couple hours based on traffic. Doesnt look like Wi Fi to me, looks like a GSM sectored site and TDMA/Analog Omni site. There may also be a switch at this location.
    • KiwiSurfer
      Not uncommon too for networks to have battery backup at main sites in New Zealand too. The core sites even have facilities for diesel generation as well. I agree it's a pretty good idea.
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