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Telecom/Vodafone Mt Albert Shops

This site is next door to the Mt Albert Railway Station and located on a very busy road, therefore Vodafone and Telecom co-located on this site in the late 1990's.

Telecom/Vodafone Mt Albert Shops
KiwiSurfer, Jan 2, 2006
Location / Street Address:
945 A New North Road
Landmarks or cross street:
Mt Albert Train Station
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Carrier on topmost/highest antenna:
Carrier on 2nd highest antenna:
    • KiwiSurfer
      The above pix shows the SOUTH side.

      This pix shows the NW side, and is viewed from the platform of the nearby train station.

      This pix shows the NE side, with a Vodafone shop on the RHS!
    • ShoresGuy
      Those are some odd-looking panels, is this a design which is unique only to NZ? Is it still a standard panel design used in current-day installations?
    • KiwiSurfer
      No not really.

      Vodafone has 1xGSM-900 and 1xUMTS-2100 panels for each sector, which you can see in pairs which are obviously different sizes. They also have one small microwave dish linking the site into the network.

      Telecom has a three sectors made up of 2xCDMA-800 panels which are shorter than the above but are the same length in size.

      The best pix is the second one. On the extereme left you can see panels facing the other way; then a small microwave dish on top of a small pole, then 2 800MHz panels then a bit further down Vodafone's 900MHz and 2100MHz panels.

      Unfourtently I only had my camera phone with me that day and it doesn't really take a good picture. Also the site is set up in a way that makes it quite difficult to take a good picture!

      Oh and to answer the second part of your question, yes these panels are standard practise. The panels Vodafone use are the same ones the use on nearly every other site. Telecom's panels are a bit different from what they use on other sites (reasons unknown) but you can tell it's Telecom by process of elimination.

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