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    Best coverage for your new LTE phone?

    Bell has 657 LTE enabled cell towers, as of October 1st.

    The Loxcel cell site map now shows you where these towers are located, which can help you decide if an LTE phone is worth the investment.

    Visit

    http://www.loxcel.com/celltower

    and select "Bell LTE" from the drop-down at the top of the map.

    Click on a hexagonal cell site to see details for that site. More info on the information displayed is available here:

    http://www.loxcel.com/canada-cell-to...ml#27-May-2012

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    How long does it usually take after Bell builds a new tower for it to be registered on the map? For example, Bell built a new tower in Saint John, NB this past summer, and I don't see it one the map yet. I'm just wondering if it is going to support LTE.

    Edit: Nevermind, I found it. Doesn't appear to be LTE enabled. I was hoping they'd slap support on it it where they were building a new tower anyway. Is it possible that the support is there, but it's just not listed on the site yet because it hasn't been activated?

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    Bell & Telus have LTE all up and down the Okanagan Valley which is not on that map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabohn View Post
    Bell & Telus have LTE all up and down the Okanagan Valley which is not on that map.
    Bell has more towers in the east, and Telus has more towers in the west. To make things seamless for their clients, Bell and Telus share towers nationally.

    So, I think that the Okanagan towers are Telus, which won't be found on the map with the "Bell LTE" filter.

    Our map is a work in progress, and as soon as we can locate Telus LTE, we will find those Okanagan towers for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loxcel View Post
    Bell has more towers in the east, and Telus has more towers in the west. To make things seamless for their clients, Bell and Telus share towers nationally.

    So, I think that the Okanagan towers are Telus, which won't be found on the map with the "Bell LTE" filter.

    Our map is a work in progress, and as soon as we can locate Telus LTE, we will find those Okanagan towers for you.

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    Do your maps have the 2600mhz LTE towers?

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    Cool. According to the Telus map, the LTE seems to be centered around Kelowna but extends as far south as Okanagan Falls (1+ hour drive) and nearly to Vernon (1 hour north).

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    Are these maps updated for upgraded HSPA towers as well? I'm still holding out for HSPA speeds over 10 Mbps... Oh well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Poulson View Post
    Are these maps updated for upgraded HSPA towers as well? I'm still holding out for HSPA speeds over 10 Mbps... Oh well..
    It's not enough for the tower to support it, the backhaul has to as well. They may be running the backhaul at a fraction of the available amount as they put the network online and set up routes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loxcel View Post
    Bell has more towers in the east, and Telus has more towers in the west. To make things seamless for their clients, Bell and Telus share towers nationally.

    So, I think that the Okanagan towers are Telus, which won't be found on the map with the "Bell LTE" filter.

    Our map is a work in progress, and as soon as we can locate Telus LTE, we will find those Okanagan towers for you.

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    Hi Loxcel,

    Quick question about how you parse your data: When you filter by "All LTE sites", I noticed that a number of sites in the east (Bell territory) are listed as Telus towers. For example, site PQ0186 3175 in Montreal is listed as a Telus LTE site. Is that a Bell site that supports Telus LTE?

    My understanding is that the only Telus-owned towers in the east were old CDMA ones. But when you filter by "Telus-owned", it looks like you come up with some some HSPA/LTE ones in the east.

    Perhaps I don't fully understand how the Bell/Telus roaming agreements for HSPA vs LTE work. My understanding was that:
    - Telus/Bell HSPA network is identical (same sites)
    -LTE and HSPA use same antennas, but different behind the scenes equipment
    -For LTE, Bell/Telus are still sharing the towers. However, the behind the scenes routing is handled by the respective carriers.

    Am I lost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardorous View Post
    How long does it usually take after Bell builds a new tower for it to be registered on the map?
    The map is updated at the beginning of the month, from a database that the carriers update on a daily basis.

    Occasionally, the map is updated again a week or two afterwards, and then again the beginning of the following month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorldIRC View Post
    Do your maps have the 2600mhz LTE towers?
    The frequencies we have on file are as follows (in MHz):

    869 880 880 880 881 882 883 884 884 885
    1905 1930 1945 1946 1950 1951 1955 1960 1965 1966 1970 1980 1985 1990
    2110 2120 2125 2130 2135 2140 2145 2148 2150

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandersnatch View Post
    Hi Loxcel,

    Am I lost?
    No, I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loxcel View Post
    No, I don't think so.
    Ok, so I'm on the right track. Then what is a "Telus LTE" site in the east?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loxcel View Post
    The frequencies we have on file are as follows (in MHz):

    869 880 880 880 881 882 883 884 884 885
    1905 1930 1945 1946 1950 1951 1955 1960 1965 1966 1970 1980 1985 1990
    2110 2120 2125 2130 2135 2140 2145 2148 2150
    loxcel,

    It means neither TAFL nor your map has got any LTE cell site listed in the 2500-2700MHz BRS spectrum yet. I wonder if it is something inherently handled differently by Industry Canada way back then with the MCS/MDS spectrum licenses held by Inukshuk Partnership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandersnatch View Post
    Ok, so I'm on the right track. Then what is a "Telus LTE" site in the east?
    Wouldn't a Telus LTE (or even Telus HSPA) site be a site that's "managed" by Telus? Wasn't Telus responsible for the Quebec region build-out?...and didn't they recently announce a large investment to expand LTE in Quebec?

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