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    New BellMTS antennas. Anyone know what they will be used for?



    Crews were working on my local tower today in Winnipeg. Any idea what these panels are being added for? Band 7, band 4, band 2, and band 5 were already on the tower before these were added. 600 Mbps theoretical speeds.

    Telus and Xplornet are on the lower portion of the tower.

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    New BellMTS antennas. Anyone know what they will be used for?

    Some of those RRUs (remote radios) look like Ericsson. I can’t tell for sure and it’s too blurry when I zoom in. Where in Winnipeg? Are you sure those antennas are not Rogers? The top portion resembles some newly upgraded Rogers sites here in southern ON. The bottom portion looks like Bellus (Huawei equipment). But again, I’m not 100% certain based on that pic. What’s the address of where the tower is located?

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    BellMTS uses Ericsson in Manitoba. Xplornet uses Huawei.

    I'm not sure what they could be. Maybe 700 MHz?
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    Ah, ok. I knew that equipment looked like Ericsson Does Rogers still have access to all the MTS sites from their original agreement with them, including newly built sites by Bell MTS?

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    Yes they do.

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    Interesting. Thanks!

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    Tower location is at 777 Portage Avenue Winnipeg


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    Network Engineer at Bell said this:

    There are multiple carriers that exist in each frequency parent band, also different encoding schemes more advanced antennae can support. Can't say much more than that.

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    Encoding schemes in antennas? Do you mean different modulation supported on different radios?

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    There are multiple providers on that tower, as that is way too many antennas to be one.

    I would agree with sheytoon and say it looks like a low band antenna (700MHz). Can you take a closer photo of the panel and the RRU boxes right beside it? That would narrow it down to a RAN vendor at least.

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    There's a bunch of old CDMA equipment that they are slowly taking down.

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    I'll try and get a better photo soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheytoon View Post
    Encoding schemes in antennas? Do you mean different modulation supported on different radios?
    I was kinda thinking the same thing.
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