Last week I noted that my phone picks up Telkom 4G signal when I’m outdoors comfortably. So I was curios to the BTS serving areas closer to home. Surprise surprise. Two BTSs within a Radius of 1KM.
In fact our family home is within the BTS’s half a kilometer range (circled in red). Previous tests when Telkom 4G went live showed that it was only 3G enabled. Now it’s 4G upgraded.
Problem is, look at the signal. Despite being outdoors, the signal is so poor. Also, in doors there’s no signal at all.
Timbuktu that blue dot. I was out doors. Is it a case of poor optimization or what? I should get pitch perfect signal.
The BTS circled in red is that one pointed with an arrow.
Outdoors Look at the signal strength
Here it is from where I was standing (BTS circled in Red). It’s next to a Safaricom 4G BTS (hidden by trees) that was the first to be upgraded to 4G before another one 50 meters from home got upgraded.
Here where the blue dot is ndiyo family home iko. So I wonder why Telkom 4G signal is so poor.