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    AT&T cell site upgrades

    I noticed AT&T is adding a fourth panel per sector on their cell sites in the St. Louis area. Does anybody know what itís for? Itís the top rack, third panel from the left in the picture:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint_CDMA View Post
    I noticed AT&T is adding a fourth panel per sector on their cell sites in the St. Louis area. Does anybody know what itís for? Itís the top rack, third panel from the left in the picture:

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    Thatís a Quintel panel. Verizon is doing two per sector in many areas nationwide on new LTE site builds as well as rip & replaces. Theyíve got lots of ports to theyíre able to support multiple bands with 4x4 MIMO. My guess would be B30 & B2 both with 4x4 MIMO coming out of that panel.

    Also, just curious, whoís that on the bottom rack, TMO or VZ?
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    I thought it looked like a Quintel panel. I was trying to figure out if they were adding more spectrum here. I donít see any band 30 here yet so maybe itís for that like you said. So far my AT&T phone is only showing bands 17 & 2.

    Verizon is on the bottom. Small panel in the center is for AWS band 4 from what I can tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint_CDMA View Post
    I thought it looked like a Quintel panel. I was trying to figure out if they were adding more spectrum here. I donít see any band 30 here yet so maybe itís for that like you said. So far my AT&T phone is only showing bands 17 & 2.

    Verizon is on the bottom. Small panel in the center is for AWS band 4 from what I can tell.
    Yeah, thatís correct. Middle panel on the bottom sector is an E/// AIR32. Donít see Verizon using them too much, so I was curious. AT&Tís using 4 panels per sector just for UMTS/B12/B2? Surprising.

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    They added a panel similar to that on one of the water tower sites here. Added B30 which would bring 4x4 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint_CDMA View Post
    I noticed AT&T is adding a fourth panel per sector on their cell sites in the St. Louis area. Does anybody know what itís for? Itís the top rack, third panel from the left in the picture:

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    1900, 700-850, 2300 MHZARE ON THAT TOWER AND 1700/2100 MHZ IS THE NEW ANTENNA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint_CDMA View Post
    I noticed AT&T is adding a fourth panel per sector on their cell sites in the St. Louis area. Does anybody know what itís for? Itís the top rack, third panel from the left in the picture:

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    Where is that site at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint_CDMA View Post
    I thought it looked like a Quintel panel. I was trying to figure out if they were adding more spectrum here. I don’t see any band 30 here yet so maybe it’s for that like you said. So far my AT&T phone is only showing bands 17 & 2.

    Verizon is on the bottom. Small panel in the center is for AWS band 4 from what I can tell.
    Most AT&T sites here (STL City/County) have bands 2 and 17 already and when a site gets upgraded, it is bands 4 and 30 that get added. I am going to guess the new antenna will support both of those.

    Where is that site located?
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    AT&T cell site upgrades

    The site pictured on the far eastern edge of Belleville, IL.

    The approximate address is:
    139 Lincoln Place Ct
    Belleville, IL 62221

    You can use google street view to see the tower but itís outdated and doesnít even show the Verizon rack added a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint_CDMA View Post
    The site pictured on the far eastern edge of Belleville, IL.

    The approximate address is:
    139 Lincoln Place Ct
    Belleville, IL 62221

    You can use google street view to see the tower but itís outdated and doesnít even show the Verizon rack added a few years ago.
    Thanks! I've been by the site two or three times. It currently has just bands 2 and 12/17 so I would assume this one is getting bands 4 and 30 in this upgrade.

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