According to Telus, they are for 4G LTE Cellular Phone Service. On these antennas it clearly says “FIBER OPTICS”, which appears to be for both cellular and Telus Optik TV.
If correct, that is high speed fiber optics almost to your front door.. but who wants cellular antennas there too? No one does.
Is Telus installing both systems on telephone poles to compete with Shaw? How about their own Microcell towers?
There are various towns in BC with these since 2014, and more installed in 2016.
Towns with challenges for Telus, such as streets on hill sides may have up to five of these antennas, which are very strong and constant microwave signals.
Vancouver, Victoria, White Rock and Delta are some of the other areas where these antennas have been found.
Residents close to these antennas are concerned about their health. RF Testing revealed the strength of these antennas is very strong.
“ Range of small cells is 100-150 meters. (500 Feet)
Uses about 120W.
Operate on two frequencies:
1900 MHz (UMTS - 3G technology) and 2100 MHz (LTE – 4G technology).”