Archive | January, 2012

US firms in active antenna trial: good news for macro site providers

Active antennas are poised to play a critical role in LTE deployments, supporting greater capacity and coverage, more flexible use of spectrum bands, and power efficiency, cell:cm Chartered Surveyors has learned. News source Rethink Wireless reports one of the world’s first major field trials, with an unnamed US operator in the 700MHz band, claims to have…
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Local council pays the cost of planning permission refusal

A decision by councillors to refuse permission for a mobile phone mast will cost Counciltax payers in Tameside, Manchester, Cell:cm has learned. News reports from 103.6fm Tameside Radio say a legal bill expected to total several thousand pounds is expected at the Tameside Council Offices in the near future, after the Planning Inspectorate determined Tameside…
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Ofcom announces “Not Spot” coverage proposals and a fourth operator in 4G Auctions

Ofcom has revised proposals for its fourth-generation mobile spectrum auction, adding measures that could bring coverage to 98% of the UK, Cell:cm Chartered Surveyors has learned. In a statement, Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards said: “We are proposing a significant enhancement of mobile broadband, extending 4G coverage beyond levels of existing 2G coverage – helping…
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BT to install smart meters to reduce energy bills

BT is currently installing more than 22,000 smart energy meters and over 1500 building energy management systems across thousands of its UK-based offices, telephone exchanges and data centres in a bid to shave £13 million a year off its energy bills, Cell:cm has learned. According to Land Mobile magazine, “The programme, which BT expects will reduce…
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