Ever since the advent of wireless communication, the subject of antennas has been an active field of research. Over the years, there has been a boom in developments in this field where the performance of antennas has improved in terms of the gain, directivity, bandwidth and size. Mobile communication has been at the forefront of this wireless communication revolution and there has been a constant demand for the improvement of antennas at both-the base station end and the mobile user end. This study aims to trace the hierarchy of dipole antennas used in mobile communication base stations and compare the performance of the basic primitive solutions developed over the years. © 2017 IEEE.