[LINK] Remote mobile 'phone towers

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Nov 10 08:42:49 AEDT 2015

On 08/11/15 11:33, David Boxall wrote:
> I'd assumed that mobile 'phone towers would be connected to the network
> by optical fibre. ...

Vodafone says: "Base stations are connected to each other by cables or 
wireless technology such as radio transmission dishes, to create a 
network. ... They operate with a power of between one milliwatt and up 
to one watt maximum depending on the size of the dish and distance of 
the link.

They are used to link individual radio base stations to each other, and, 
through a series of links, into the wider mobile phone and fixed line 
networks. Transmission dishes send a narrow conical RF wave around one 
or two degrees wide overhead, directly linking with a neighbouring dish 
at a nearby telecommunications facility. ..." 

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