Vodafone + O2 Beacon MORAN

Vodafone and O2 Beacon Area Map

Map of the Beacon areas.

Vodafone and O2 have a joint network upgrade programme called Beacon to upgrade sites' 2G, 3G and add 4G as quickly as possible around the country. The operators split the country with O2 taking the East of England, most of Scotland and Northern Ireland and Vodafone the West of England and Wales. Each operator then further divides their zone into vendor regions.

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Vodafone Huawei

O2 Ericsson Zone

The O2 Ericsson region serves the North East: Hull and East Yorkshire, as well as Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Newcastle and most of Scotland. Characterised by Ericsson BTS, RRUs and MHAs. On Beacon 1 sites, Kathrein antennas are pretty much exclusively in use. 900MHz, 1800MHz and mostly 2100MHz use RUS with 800MHz and sometimes 2100MHz over RRUS. In Beacon 2, Commscope and Huawei panels are introduced.

O2 Ericsson Low Band Only

Low band low capacity O2 Ericsson site with Kathrein 80010669 antennas and Ericsson RRUS11

Low band low capacity O2 Ericsson site with Kathrein 80010669 antennas and Ericsson RRUS11 (for L800).

O2 Ericsson Triple Band

medium capacity O2 Ericsson with Kathrein 80010698 panels and 2100MHz. Ericsson RRUS11

Medium capacity O2 Ericsson site with Kathrein 80010698 panels and 2100MHz. Ericsson RRUS11 (for L800) and Ericsson MHAs for 2100MHz.

O2 Ericsson Quad Band with Tri band Antenna

High Capacity Configuration using triple band Kathrein 80010698 antennas and a diplexor on the high band ports to add 1800MHz. Once again, RRUS11 visible for L800 and MHA for 2100MHz.

High Capacity Configuration using triple band antennas and a diplexor on the high band ports to add 1800MHz. Once again, RRUS11 visible for L800 and MHA for 2100MHz.

O2 Ericsson Quad Band dual Antenna A

High Capacity Configuration using triple band Kathrein 80010698 antennas and a single band Kathrein 80010504 or similar. 80010698 has UG09, L18, L08 off RRUS11 with the other antennas carrying the 2100MHz.

High Capacity Configuration using triple band Kathrein 80010698 antennas and a single band Kathrein 80010504 or similar. 80010698 has UG09, L18, L08 off RRUS11 with the other antennas carrying the 2100MHz.

O2 Ericsson Quad Band dual Antenna B

High Capacity Configuration using triple band Kathrein 80010698 antennas and a Kathrein dual band 7442236V01 or similar. 80010698 has UG09, L18, L08 off RRUS11 with the other antennas carrying the 2100MHz.

A variation on the above but with a dual band second antenna. High Capacity Configuration using triple band 80010698 antennas and a dual band Kathrein 7442236V01 or similar. Kathrein 80010698 has UG09, L18, L08 off RRUS11 with the other antennas carrying the 2100MHz.

O2 Ericsson Quad Band single antenna without Diplexor

High Capacity Configuration using Kathrein quad band 80010768 antennas. UG09, L18, L08 off RRUS11, U/L21 off RRUS12.

High Capacity Configuration using Kathrein quad band 80010768 antennas. UG09, L18, L08 off RRUS11, U/L21 off RRUS12.

O2 Ericsson Penta Band (separate 900MHz techs)

High Capacity Configuration using triple band 80010698 antennas and a dual band 80010682 or similar. 80010698 has U09, U/L21 off RRUS12, L08 off RRUS11 and 80010682 with G09 and L18

High Capacity Configuration using triple band 80010698 antennas and a dual band 80010682 or similar. 80010698 has U09, U/L21 off RRUS12, L08 off RRUS11 and 80010682 with G09 and L18

O2 Ericsson 2100MHz RUS Refarm Video:

O2 Ericsson Beacon 2 Build

Beacon 2 build with dual 2100MHz Ericsson Radio System (ERS) per sector, alongside ERS for O2 2300MHz, RRUS11 for 800MHz. Triplexors on the quad band Commscope CCVVPX308.11R's high ports to enable the 1800MHz, dual 2100MHz, 4T4R 2600MHz on four high ports per sector. Kathrein dual band antenna then for O2's 4T4R 2300MHz.

Beacon 2 build with dual 2100MHz Ericsson Radio System (ERS) per sector, alongside ERS for O2 2300MHz, RRUS11 for 800MHz. Triplexors on the quad band Commscope CCVVPX308.11R's high ports to enable the 1800MHz, dual 2100MHz, 4T4R 2600MHz on four high ports per sector. Kathrein dual band antenna then for O2's 4T4R 2300MHz.

Vodafone Ericsson Zone (outside London)

The Vodafone Ericsson region serves parts of the South. Characterised by Ericsson BTS, RRUs and MHAs. Commscope and Kathrein antennas in the initially Ericsson zone, with Huawei on the sites vendor swapped from Nokia to Ericsson.

Vodafone Ericsson Low Band Only

Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 antennas, Ericsson RRUS11, Vodafone low band, low capacity site.

Low band low capacity Vodafone Ericsson site with Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 and Ericsson RRUS11 (for L800). UG09 and L08 are diplexed.

Vodafone Ericsson Low Band Only with Kathrein Antennas

Kathrein 80010665V01 antennas.

Vodafone low band low capacity Ericsson site with Kathrein 80010665V01 antennas.

Vodafone Ericsson Medium-Low Capacity

Medium-low capacity configuration with Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 antennas. Fully shared 2100MHz.

Medium-low capacity configuration with Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 antennas. Fully shared 2100MHz RUS.

Vodafone Ericsson Medium Capacity

Medium capacity configuration with Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 antennas. Separate 2100MHz.

Medium capacity configuration with Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 antennas. Separate 2100MHz usign RUS.

Vodafone Ericsson RUS 2100MHz Refarm Video

Vodafone Ericsson Medium-High Capacity with RRUS12

Medium-High Configuration with split 2100MHz using Ericsson RRUS12, Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 and Kathrein 80010665V01 antennas. Also G18.

Medium-High Configuration with split 2100MHz using Ericsson RRUS12, Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 and Kathrein 80010665V01 antennas. Also G18.

Vodafone Ericsson High Capacity with 4T4R L21

High Capacity Configuration using Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 and Kathrein 80010665V01. Dual ERS per sector for 4T4R L21.

High Capacity Configuration using Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 and Kathrein 80010665V01. Dual ERS per sector for 4T4R L21.

Vodafone Ericsson Extra-High Capacity

High Capacity Configuration using Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 and Kathrein 80010665V01. Dual ERS per sector for L21 (2T2R currently but probably 4T4R future), L26 2T2R.

High Capacity Configuration using Commscope CVVPX308.10R3 and Kathrein 80010665V01. Dual ERS per sector for L21 (2T2R currently but probably 4T4R future), L26 2T2R.

Vodafone Ericsson Ultra-High Capacity

Ultra High Capacity Configuration using dual Kathrein 80010665V01 and diplexors. Dual ERS per sector for L21 (2T2R currently but probably 4T4R future), L26 4T4R.

Ultra High Capacity Configuration using dual Kathrein 80010665V01 and diplexors. Dual ERS per sector for L21 (2T2R currently but probably 4T4R future), L26 4T4R.

Vodafone Ericsson Highest Capacity

Oddly with the fewest antenna ports of the high capacity configs! Triple band Huawei ATR451606 and diplexors on every port.

Oddly with the fewest antenna ports of the high capacity configs! Triple band Huawei ATR451606 and diplexors on every port. 4T4R L26 and L21.

Vodafone Huawei

The Vodafone Huawei zones serves the South West, North West, Wales and parts of Scotland (namely Glasgow). It is characterised by Huawei antennas and Huawei base stations.

Vodafone Huawei Low Band Only-Config A

Vodafone Huawei low band site with Huawei ATR4518R4v06 antennas.

Vodafone Huawei low band site with Huawei ATR4518R4v06 antennas. Photo by DevonBloke.

Vodafone Huawei Low Band Only-Config B

Vodafone Huawei low band site with Huawei ADU4516R0 dual low antennas.

Vodafone Huawei low band site with Huawei ADU4516R0 antennas. Also home to EE/3. Photo by DevonBloke.

Vodafone Huawei Medium-Low

Vodafone Huawei medium-low site with Huawei ATR4518R4v06.

Vodafone Huawei medium-low site with Huawei ATR4518R4v06. Photo by DevonBloke.

Vodafone Huawei Medium-Low RRU

Vodafone Huawei medium-low site with Huawei ADU4518R11v06 antennas and RRUs.

Vodafone Huawei medium-low site with Huawei ADU4518R11v06 antennas and Huawei 2100MHz RRUs. Photo by DevonBloke.

Vodafone Huawei Medium

Vodafone Huawei medium site with Huawei ADU451604 and ATR451606 antennas and Huawei 2100MHz RRUs.

Vodafone Huawei medium site with Huawei ADU451604 and ATR451606 antennas and Huawei 2100MHz RRUs.

Vodafone Huawei High

Vodafone Huawei high site with three Huawei ADU451604 antennas.

Vodafone Huawei high site with three Huawei ADU451604 antennas.

Vodafone Huawei Very High

Vodafone Huawei very high site with two Huawei ATR4518R4v06 antennas and Huawei 2100MHz and 2600MHz RRUs.

Vodafone Huawei very high site with two Huawei ATR4518R4v06 antennas and Huawei 3971 2100MHz 4T4R and 3281 2600MHz RRUs.

Vodafone Huawei Extremely High

Vodafone Huawei extremely high site with Huawei APE4518R14v07 antennas and Huawei Massive MIMO.

Vodafone Huawei extremely high site with Huawei APE4518R14v07 antennas and Huawei AAU5271 Massive MIMO.

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