You would think that mobile voice coverage in the outer suburbs of Melbourne would be accessible but for some areas you would be wrong.
Essential Communications Services was tasked to provide Optus Mobile Voice coverage to a premises north east of Melbourne, less than 5km from the local tower, but, due to the location of the home, coverage was patchy at best.
In our investigations around the premises, an illegal repeater was found. This unit was actually contributing to the coverage problems that the client was experiencing, not fixing it, as he had been told. We removed this illegal repeater and installed the genuine Nextivity Cel-Fi Go.
To ensure reliable, stable Optus mobile voice within the premises Essential Communications Services needed to mount a 3 metre galvanized roof mounted mast to the roof of the premises.
Atop the mast we have installed an RFI NextG 4GX 15dBi Antenna – 700-850MHz. As the tower was fairly close we were able to use LCU400 Coaxial Cable to come down to the Nextivity Optus Cel-fi Go that was installed in a small cabinet under the stairs.
This was then cabled to and signal distributed throughout the house via an RFI DAS Omnidirectional PIM Rated Ceiling Antenna – 700-2700MHz.
As ever, we are grateful to our wonderful suppliers Telco Antennas for the supply of this equipment.
If you have a communications & telecommunications infrastructure challenge please do not hesitate to get in touch with Essential Communications Services, it would be our pleasure to be of assistance to you anywhere in Australia.