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Jonathan Kramer

Lattice Site

Near to Stonehedge/Salisbury area

Lattice Site
Jonathan Kramer, Dec 26, 2005
Outside the United States
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Antenna Use:
Multiple Types
    • ShoresGuy
      Whoa a very packed site
    • Jonathan Kramer
      This site was off the A4, a fairly high traffic route. Colo seems to be quite popular in the UK. Far more colo sites than standalones.

    • KiwiSurfer
      Sadly New Zealand is not like that. The three wireless networks tend to have separate sites, sometimes just meters away from each other! I just hope that any more networks coming in will try and co-locate with the exisiting networks!
    • Andy
      Just like in Germany, carriers like to put their sites in forest areas close to busy travelled streets.
      This site just totally reminded me of Germany ;)
    • ShoresGuy
      There are numerous sites like that along the Autobahn in Germany as well. This is also done around Cologne a lot even if the Autobahn is about to connect to a city street. My apartment building is 8 stories high and since the A1 and A4 have an interchange close by, there are a few latticed sites my phones will connect to. It depends on where I'm at the moment. In my apartment itself, I get coverage through the E-Plus towers located in the RheinEnergie soccer stadium which is nearby. I suspect that E-Plus has their panels inside the stadium lighting masts. Vodafone's panels are definitely concealed inside the masts used for the stadium lighting:

      http://www.duven.de/d2sender/dxbu39.htm (This setup is used for all 4 lighting masts)

      Other microcells @Rheinenergie Stadion:
      http://www.duven.de/bilder/dxbs76_1.jpg (Hallway)
      http://www.duven.de/bilder/dxbs77_1.jpg (Concessions Area)
      http://www.duven.de/bilder/dxbs77_2.jpg (Microcell above the soccer field)

    • Andy
      Shoresguy, have you ever experienced capacity problems, being nearby a soccer stadium and an Autobahn interchange like during rush hour when there's a game or something? Judging by the way the networks are built out I doubt it.
      In one of our stadiums, Verizon has microcells inside as well- but the only microcell I've found was a microcell above the field, like one you've pictured above, but I know there has to be others in the underground employee hallways that show -50 dBm or less.
    • ShoresGuy
      Nope, not at all. E-Plus and Vodafone have several more sites located 1 mile away from the stadium.

      There is a co-shared E-Plus/Vodafone site on one of the RTL Television studio buildings:


      Vodafone also has a site on top of the former barrack buildings on the former Kaserne Haelen (Belgian-occupied military base from 1945-1998, buildings interiors converted to apartments/office space):


      E-Plus/Vodafone also share a site on top of Toyota Deutschland's main HQ building near the A4:


      My phones pick up mostly the co-shared Toyota site if it can't get a decent signal from the stadium sites.
    • Andy
      Wow, looks like Vodafone has a ton of sites in the area. I guess that means full service everywhere.
      Are you still on prepay with E-Plus or are you post pay?
    • ShoresGuy
      I'm still on prepaid but I might switch to BASE (www.base.de).
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