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Mobile operators commonly use macro cells with traditional wide beam antennas for wider coverage in the cell, but future capacity demands cannot be achieved by using them only. It is required to achieve maximum practical capacity from macro cells by employing higher order sectorization and by utilizing all possible antenna solutions including smart antennas. This paper presents enhanced tessellation for 6-sector sites and proposes novel layout for 12-sector sites. This paper is to compare the performance of conventional wide beam antenna, switched beam smart antenna, adaptive beam antenna and different network layouts in terms of offering better received signal quality and user throughput.