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    Wow, according to the Tower Locator app, the immediate St. John's area has only 9 Rogers towers now and Corner Brook has only 3. Why does Rogers have so few towers in Newfoundland? EXT roaming on Rogers phones must be quite common in Newfoundland. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Night_Owl View Post
    Wow, according to the Tower Locator app, the immediate St. John's area has only 9 Rogers towers now and Corner Brook has only 3. Why does Rogers have so few towers in Newfoundland? EXT roaming on Rogers must be quite common in Newfoundland. LOL

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    Yeah there’s 12 Rogers towers serving St. John’s metro (with a 13th under construction), Bell has about 57 towers (macros) in metro, and Eastlink has 18 so far (1 recent build in Portugal Cove is missing from the map).

    EXT is pretty common outside of the city for sure. Rogers neglects this market a lot, unfortunately.

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    It’s not worth it for them, sadly. It’s likely far cheaper to pay Bell for roaming than it would be to build a bunch of new sites.


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    Has anyone ever noticed cell sites on the cell tower map that don't actually exist?

    There's a new site on the map showing in Mount Pearl on Old Placentia Road for Rogers next to the Glacier Arena that claims to be running 1900 & 2100 MHz and is 10 m high. I was wondering if it might have been a small cell or something so I drove to it's location and there is nothing at all in the area. I don't think it's a DAS for the arena either since the site shows that the antennas are pointing in three different directions - so it sounds like it should be an outdoor site with sectors. Confusing...

    I also only get 1-2 bars when I'm there so reception definitely hasn't improved any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfoundlander1 View Post
    Groundbreaking news - Rogers is actually building a new tower in Newfoundland for once lol. The tower at 34 St Anne’s Crescent in the industrial park in Paradise is finally built. No antennas on it yet but the structure looks like it was just put up over the past week or so. This is the first new Rogers site in NL in over 2.5 years! It was originally approved by Paradise town council back in fall of 2014. Hopefully this means the start of more tower construction in NL again. Fingers crossed!
    Antennas are officially on the tower as of today! Nothing live yet but I’m assuming it won’t be too much longer.

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    Cool. Can you take some pics if/when you get a chance? I’d like to see if they’re using the same antenna panels and configurations as they’re using around here.


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    Managed to swing by and take a couple today. Hope they aren’t too blurry. It’s a hard tower to get real close to because it’s in the middle of an industrial park and the lots are closed off with gates by the business that it’s on the lot with.

    Is it possible to tell what bands are going to be on this tower based on the antennas? Maybe @sheytoon can provide some insight



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    Rogers coverage in Newfoundland

    Interesting. So the panels in the far upper-right and far lower-left (in your pics) are similar to the ones they’ve been using around here in their upgrades. But those thinner panels aren’t on any of the upgraded sites here. I usually only see those on their sites farther north. I can’t tell what bands because the newer panels have multiple antennas and each panel can be capable of broadcasting nearly all LTE bands owned by Rogers. As you said, maybe sheytoon knows.


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    Quote Originally Posted by toolcube View Post
    Interesting. So the panels in the far upper-right and far lower-left (in your pics) are similar to the ones they’ve been using around here in their upgrades. But those thinner panels aren’t on any of the upgraded sites here. I usually only see those on their sites farther north. I can’t tell what bands because the newer panels have multiple antennas and each panel can be capable of broadcasting nearly all LTE bands owned by Rogers. As you said, maybe sheytoon knows.


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    So if they each have the possibility of broadcasting most bands - what's the purpose for the different sizes? Multiple beams in wider panels for capacity reasons maybe? Sorry if this is a super noob question but i'm sure you're used to me asking those by now lol

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    No worries! I’m honestly not quite sure. It could be that some are for specific bands and some for other bands. Or they could have multiple panels for 4x4 mimo. Sheytoon would be in a much better position to help answer


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    Been a while since I've posted an update but a couple of new changes in the network here in the province for Rogers! Finally! It looks like they have officially launched Band 5 and Band 2 LTE in the province. It's currently only present on one brand new tower in Paradise but it's a start. They've also appeared to have shut down Band 17 and have widened Band 12 to 10 MHz instead of the previous 5 MHz for each.

    Frequencies & bandwidth's Rogers currently operates in the province are as follows:

    Band 12 - 10 MHz (previously 5 MHz recently upgraded after shutdown of Band 17)
    Band 5 - 5 MHz (new launch)
    Band 2 - 15 MHz (new launch)

    Band 4 - 10 MHz (stat quo)
    Band 7 - 20 MHz (initially launched as 10 MHz wide but widened to 20 MHz about a year ago)


    **UPDATES ARE IN BOLD**

    The following is a list of tower locations and the frequencies that they currently operate on that I know of:


    St. John's Metropolitan Area towers = 13

    City of St. John's towers = 10
    - 16 Stavanger Drive (tower) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850/1900 MHz 3G & 700/2100/2600 MHz 4G
    - 139 Water Street East (Fortis Building rooftop) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850/1900 MHz 3G & 700/2100/2600 MHz 4G
    - Blackhead Road (Shea Heights tower) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850/1900 MHz 3G & 700/2100/2600 MHz 4G
    - 900 George's Pond Road (Kenmount Hill tower) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850/1900 MHz 3G & 700/2100/2600 MHz 4G
    - Foxtrap Access Road (tower) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850 MHz 3G & 700/2100 MHz 4G
    - 20 Crosbie Place (rooftop of Beothuk Building) running 850/1900 MHz 3G & 700/2100/2600 MHz 4G
    - 175 Peacekeepers Way (tower) running 850 MHz 3G & 700 MHz 4G
    - 140 Allandale Road (tower near Marine Institute) running 850 MHz 3G & 700 MHz 4G
    - 80 The Boulevard (Apartment building rooftop in Quidi Vidi) running 850 MHz 3G & 700/2100 MHz 4G
    - 251 Empire Avenue (NL Legal Aid Office rooftop) running 850 MHz 3G & 700/2100 MHz 4G

    Town of Paradise = 1
    - 34 St. Anne's Crescent (tower) running 850 MHz 3G, 700/850/1900/2100/2600 MHz 4G

    Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's = 1
    - Blast Hole Road (Portugal Cove tower) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850/1900 MHz 3G & 700/2100 MHz 4G

    Town of Wabana = 1
    - Cummings Lane (Bell Island tower) running 850 MHz 3G & 700 MHz 4G



    Highway Between St. John's and Clarenville = 6

    Town of Holyrood = 1
    - Trans Canada Highway (Hawkes Hill tower) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850 MHz 3G & 700/2100 MHz 4G

    West of Whitbourne = 1
    - Trans Canada Highway (tower west of Route 100 intersection) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850 MHz 3G & 700/2100 MHz 4G

    East of Chance Cove = 1
    - Trans Canada Highway (Doe Hills tower) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850 MHz 3G & 700/2100 MHz 4G

    East of Southern Harbour = 1
    - Trans Canada Highway (tower behind Megan's Restaurant) running 850 MHz 3G & 700 MHz 4G

    East of Come By Chance = 1
    - Trans Canada Highway (tower on hill near Come By Chance) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850 MHz 3G & 700/2100 MHz 4G

    South of Clarenville = 1
    - Trans Canada Highway (tower on hill near the dump) running 850/1900 MHz 2G, 850 MHz 3G & 700/2100 MHz 4G



    Corner Brook Area towers = 3

    City of Corner Brook = 3
    - Boones Road (tower) running 850/1900 MHz 3G & 700/2100 MHz 4G
    - Highway 450 (tower) running 850 MHz 3G & 700 MHz 4G
    - 4 Herald Avenue (rooftop) running 850 MHz 3G & 700 MHz 4G



    Newfoundland and Labrador towers = 22

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    **UPDATES ARE IN BOLD**

    Also Planned towers that I know of (that have been approved by city council):

    St. John's Metropolitan Area = 7

    City of St. John's = 7
    - 42 Sugarloaf Place (tower)
    - 251 Anspach Street (tower disguised as chimney behind apartment building)
    - 140 Water Street East (rooftop of TD Building)
    - 12 Gleneyre Street (rooftop of Wedgewood Medical Centre)
    - 205 Major's Path (tower next to Grant Thornton office building)
    - 100 New Gower Street (rooftop of Cabot Place next to Mile One Centre)
    - Arctic Avenue (rooftop of MUN Earth Sciences Building)



    Newfoundland and Labrador towers planned = 7

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