If you’re ready to WiMax out a bit, please join us on a photo tour from our geek tour of some of Clearwire’s Portland, Ore., tower sites — some visual info that may help you understand why WiMax has a cost-of-deployment advantage over other wireless technologies.
Or, you may just like looking at towers, boxes and fiber. Either way, on to the tour:
Here’s a shot of an entire Clearwire tower equipment box — small enough to mount on a telephone pole.
Here’s the top of the same pole, with the microwave backhaul antennas (round ones) and some WiMax antennas (rectangular, below the microwave).
A big antenna tower, with both WiMax and cellular antennas.
The Clearwire equipment cabinet for the pictured tower, all in the small metal box that is dwarfed by the huge building that houses all the equipment for the cellular operator.
Cracking open the box — Motorola antenna gear here.
A Ciena switch. That’s all for now!
(all photos by Paul Kapustka, (c) Sidecut Reports 2009)