O2 UK 4T4R 2300MHz (B40) 4G

The Spectrum Auction

O2 UK won 40MHz, the entire allocation, of 2300MHz spectrum in the recent Ofcom spectrum auction. It is unpaired and for use in Time Division Duplex (TDD), LTE Band 40. The 40MHz allows the operation of two TDD carriers at 20MHz.

The Network Deployment

NSG Screenshots of the B40 TDD Config and EARFCNs

Two TDD carriers are deployed by O2 with 4T4R, each of 20MHz. The first is EARFCN 39250, using sector IDs 1x6, and the second is 39448 with IDs 1x7.

A proposed mast layout

Antenna Schematics for the 2300MHz masts

A proposed ultra high capacity mast layout upgrade to add the 2300MHz 4T4R 4G onto an existing six sector 3G 900MHz, 3G/4G 2100MHz, 4G 800MHz, 4G 1800MHz and three sector 2G 900MHz site using the spare ports on the Commscope CVV2NPX308.208R.