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    What kind of antennas (panels) are these?

    See attached. I am seeing a number of new cell sites go up in my area (greater St. Louis) with a type of panel I have never seen before. Each site has just one panel per sector, with the distinctive curved back tapering toward the top. (On the tower with multiple carriers, I am referring to the lower-most set.)

    All seem to be T-Mobile installations so far. What vendor are these from? An obvious advantage of these antennas is support for multiple bands from one antenna as I have confirmed b2 and b4 coming from these sites. Would they be LTE only or even supporting both LTE and HSPA from within one panel?

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    Nokia RAS (radio antenna system) model FASB.

    4 AWS-3 (2100) ports, 4 PCS ports (1900), and 2 700 MHz ports.

    There is space in the antenna for 2 radios, most likely a FRIJ for L2100, and an FHFB for L1900 and U1900. Both L2100 and L1900 would be 4x4 MIMO ready.

    Also, if T-Mobile ever got the L700A block from USCC they could add a radio and be on air pretty quickly with these guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by reedacus25 View Post
    Nokia RAS (radio antenna system) model FASB.

    4 AWS-3 (2100) ports, 4 PCS ports (1900), and 2 700 MHz ports.

    There is space in the antenna for 2 radios, most likely a FRIJ for L2100, and an FHFB for L1900 and U1900. Both L2100 and L1900 would be 4x4 MIMO ready.

    Also, if T-Mobile ever got the L700A block from USCC they could add a radio and be on air pretty quickly with these guys.


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    Very helpful, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelwnelson View Post
    See attached. I am seeing a number of new cell sites go up in my area (greater St. Louis) with a type of panel I have never seen before. Each site has just one panel per sector, with the distinctive curved back tapering toward the top. (On the tower with multiple carriers, I am referring to the lower-most set.)

    All seem to be T-Mobile installations so far. What vendor are these from? An obvious advantage of these antennas is support for multiple bands from one antenna as I have confirmed b2 and b4 coming from these sites. Would they be LTE only or even supporting both LTE and HSPA from within one panel?

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    Theses are Nokia FASB Antennas with the Radios Build In, These antennas weight around 175 pounds each. And they are not Weather friendly during Summer times or Winter times. To many RTWP Issues, and they support LTE and UMTS at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedacus25 View Post
    Nokia RAS (radio antenna system) model FASB.

    4 AWS-3 (2100) ports, 4 PCS ports (1900), and 2 700 MHz ports.

    There is space in the antenna for 2 radios, most likely a FRIJ for L2100, and an FHFB for L1900 and U1900. Both L2100 and L1900 would be 4x4 MIMO ready.

    Also, if T-Mobile ever got the L700A block from USCC they could add a radio and be on air pretty quickly with these guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by reedacus25 View Post
    Nokia RAS (radio antenna system) model FASB.

    4 AWS-3 (2100) ports, 4 PCS ports (1900), and 2 700 MHz ports.

    There is space in the antenna for 2 radios, most likely a FRIJ for L2100, and an FHFB for L1900 and U1900. Both L2100 and L1900 would be 4x4 MIMO ready.

    Also, if T-Mobile ever got the L700A block from USCC they could add a radio and be on air pretty quickly with these guys.


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    Whats going on with theses FASB antennas getting to many RTWP Issues during Freeze Weather... Do you know why this is happening?

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    Is there a larger thread on this issue or an atlas of cell tower panels?

    Granted, we don't get to actually SEE very many in SoCal, but it could still be useful.

    I've taken pictures of antennas that I'm not sure what they are at all, but would like to know. I suspect some are to read electric meters, however.

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