Vodafone 2600MHz 4G mast

To provide a large amount of capacity for high load areas; 2600MHz uses 20MHz, whereas for 800MHz 4G Vodafone has 10MHz. This mast also carries 4G 2100MHz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An overall look at the mast tower. The newer panels that are carrying the Vodafone 2600MHz are ontop, with the legacy O2 panels below.

A closer look at the panels of interest. They appear to be Commscope Argus CVVPX304R3 which each have three inputs: Low band, high ultra and high ultra. There also appear to be six RRUs: two per sector, so possibly one for LTE 800 and one for LTE 2600MHz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A look at the underside of a panel. The two high bands and the low band are visible by the input tags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4x4 MIMO (device only supports two) and TM4 Modulation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A speedtest using the Rootmetrics app on a CAT4 device. The Cat 4 device does not support Carrier Aggregation, or LTE-A, so the speed is entirely from the 2600MHz band. With a CAT6 device, using both the 800MHz 4G and the 2600MHz 4G, close to 200mbps was achieved (the 800MHz was performing at about 70mbps).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A possible Schematic for the Vodafone panels on the mast, considering that is 4x4 on L26.

A Couple of Vodafone 2600MHz 4G Mast Setups in Manchester. (pictures by Denco1)

Using a triple band Huawei panel and a Dual band on a temporary Tower.

Hidden dual band and triple Band panel hidden in a Church

Cable tags indicating the 2600MHz.