EE and 3 (H3G) Monopoles and Streetworks Sites
Compact monopole sites are common in the UK market due to Planning (Zoning) challenges. Despite being compact and inobtrusive, these poles can support the full range of 2G-5G technologies for the respective operators.
Phase 7 5G Monopole: EE 2G/3G/4G/5G and 3 3G/4G/5G
The Phase 7 is the latest monopole design by EE/3 to support all their respective existing services and 5G. From top to bottom: 5G Massive MIMO for one operator, other operator 5G Massive MIMO, FDD technologies for one operator, FDD technologies for other operator. The left green cabinet contains EE equipment while the right green Huawei cabinets are for Three. The pole to the left edge of the image is an old Phase 4. Image: Mark
Prior Pole designs
Single Band Antenna
Shrouded Monopoles which house single Input/Band panels which can support EE 2G/3G/4G and 3 3G. However, they can not support 3's 1800MHz 4G aswell, hence these are getting replaced with larger shrouded monopoles which can house dual input/band panels. To see the reason for this, check out the Schematics on the New Style MBNL/EE/3 Masts
Hutchinson Ultra Slimline Monopole, Alifabs Styrosun and a Hutchinson Engineering Replica Telegraph Pole.
Phase 4: Dual Band Antennas
Larger shrouds for dual band panels, all Alifabs Styrosun.
Phase 5: Triple Band Antenna, to gain 800MHz 4G for EE or 3 or both
A much larger shroud than the single band and dual band examples because of the larger antenna to accommodate 800MHz. This example has EE 4G 800MHz because it has three Huawei 3900a cabinets.
Alpha 8 Monopole Site
Alpha 8 Streetworks with Cobra Cabinet and ISC carrying GL18, L08.
New Shroud Design for 3's 1500MHz Supplementary Downlink (SDL) 4G masts
A monopole shroud of previously unseen design to house 3's 1500MHz SDL in Oxford. A Kommodo cabinet houses 3's 1800MHz and 1500MHz services.
Huawei BTS 3900a
A Huawei BTS 3900A Cabinet, arranged in a horizontal stack (side by side) for EE's 1800MHz 2G and 4G. The 3900a cabinet cubes can also be placed ontop of each other.
An Alifabs Pagona Cabinet for 3's 1800MHz 4G.
An Alifabs Komodo cabinet, which is slightly larger than a Pagona, so as to incorporate 3's 800MHz and 1800MHz equipment.
The Cobra is a cabinet installed in predominantly rural areas that can house equipment for EE and 3: Nokia 1800MHz 2G/4G and 800MHz 4G for EE and 3's 4G 800MHz and 1800MHz.
A Fredo Cabinet, used previously for T-Mobile 2G/3G, now EE/3 (MBNL) 3G.
An old Nokia WCDMA cabinet for a 3 3G mast in Aldborough.
Cabinets used mainly for MBNL 3G (EE and 3 shared). Quite commonly seen are the Orange Berkley cabinets.
A mast before and after upgrade. Previously had a small Alifabs setup, to carry EE services. However, when 3 wanted to add 4G 1800 to it, dual input/band panels were then required, so a larger shroud was required. In this case, a dark coloured one was fitted, to help it blend in to the surroundings. The EE 2G/4G 1800 Huawei BTS3900A cabinet is visible, as is the big white T-Mobile cabinet. There is also an Alifabs Pagona for 3's 1800MHz.