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Author Topic: Alien equipment bt exchange  (Read 308 times)

freeflow

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Alien equipment bt exchange
« on: July 04, 2019, 11:03:40 AM »

Hi
A question out of interest, do some rural bt exchanges got cellular mobile phone aerials installed and what is a
circular 1ft thick about 2ft diameters slightly concave "dish like a satellite dish" outside a bt exchange used for.
The title is just for a laugh as I do not know what this dish is.  ;D
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licquorice

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Re: Alien equipment bt exchange
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 11:10:09 AM »

Its an aerial for a line of sight microwave link.
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freeflow

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Re: Alien equipment bt exchange
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 11:22:09 AM »

Thanks and do you know if some rural bt exchanges got cellular mobile phone aerials installed?
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fat jez

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Re: Alien equipment bt exchange
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 09:30:56 PM »

Thatís a historical thing back to when BT owned Cellnet (now O2). Exchanges are a good location for mobile phone masts, since the backhaul capability is in the building underneath.
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