TX is what allows the transmitting of voice, data and information services to your phone, wireless device or mobile broadband in and between different base stations (areas) to keep you connected to our services as you move about.
The video we have included here is an example of the works we are undertaking to improve our network by adding new transmission sites. The example we have provided is a brand new link we have installed between Waverley Tower in inner Sydney and Redfern in Central Sydney.
This brand new link will support a 50 per cent increase in TX capacity across the Vodafone sites in the areas between Waverly and Redfern, enhancing the experience of our network in these areas.
As you can see, we installed supporting mounts at both site locations and fitted new 600mm dishes and antenna units. We then ran new cables from each dishes and units to the new radios inside the cabin, which we then connected to the existing network infrastructure. The biggest challenge of course is doing all of this work two-thirds up a 100 metre tower.
The system is currently operational, and is a ‘protected link’, meaning it has a link running in parallel at all times so that if something happens it has a standby or back-up system that will take over and do the job instantaneously, so your service isn't interrupted.
Peter Ryan, General Manager Network
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