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A 3 Pole of Wonder

IgNG

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Another difficult to watch video. Monotone, unexplained tech etc. Still, this area could do with a few of these. 3 response...soon, sigh.
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
Another difficult to watch video. Monotone, unexplained tech etc. Still, this area could do with a few of these. 3 response...soon, sigh.
Peter's videos are not for everybody, he obviously assumes you already know some things about cellular tech etc. I also don't understand all the technical stuff, but overall I do get the gist.

Personally I like his style, honest and to the point. He's not fake like all the other youtubers desperate to get likes and subscriptions... and biggest perk of all, no flippin ads about Nord VPN!! :)
 

Bubblesthefish6

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Nah, no thanks random youtuber :)

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Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
I would like a three pole of wonder, ive just watched the video before seeing this on here. Very informative. im so so so wanting a 5G phone as ive seen loads of these round Bradford and Leeds.
 

Gandi69

Pro Member
the works going on where I live to complete this new mast are due to the finish today yet theyve only managed to install the 5g radios at the top of the tower so far (thanks to the video before I was able to identify them).
Ill have a walk around later to take a look but im wondering if theyll actually get it finished today quite honestly. Also the works are down on One.Network as Tmobile so thats EE, I'd assume they will just install everything without three themselves having to visit site?
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
I'd assume they will just install everything without three themselves having to visit site?
Nah three don't have the time to fly over from Hong Kong for that. They use contractors to do everything for them
 

Gandi69

Pro Member
Doesnt look like it'll be going live today, something new has popped up on one.network for BT openreach right where the mast in so it looks like that'll be the fibre connectivity to it I'd have thought?
Can see a lot of potential works at other mast sites local to me for Tmobile and BT openreach too
 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
Doesnt look like it'll be going live today, something new has popped up on one.network for BT openreach right where the mast in so it looks like that'll be the fibre connectivity to it I'd have thought?
Can see a lot of potential works at other mast sites local to me for Tmobile and BT openreach too
Even though the works show as T-mobile in one.network as far as I can work out thats just how they (one.network) happen to have the contractor doing the works 'associated' to a provider.

For example, it could be Morrison Telecom Services https://www.morrisonts.co.uk/ who actually are contracted do the works, but rather than show every different contractor on one.network they show whichever provider happens to be 'associated' with that contractor for that type of works (telecomms).
I assume one.networks have a lookup/database with those associations and I would guess in this case for [insert actual contractor here] for Telecomms works they report as T-mobile, even though your new site is a 3 Unilateral (not EE).

Edit: I also thought, from a photo you sent of the mast half-built, that it already had the 4G (passive) antennas installed - they are often preinstalled while horizontal as they contain no delicate electronics which could be damaged in transit/erection.
So the only things they would need to add would be the 5G AAUs - that is unless they're replacing the 4G panels too, if their plans have changed (which they might be if they're adding B28/700mhz and the original panels didn't support it).

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Edit #2: assuming the 4G panels installed were the ones in the original planning document (Huawei AHP4517R7v06) then they do cover 700Mhz, however they may still be replacing them with Commscope equivalents due to them being Huawei.
 

Gandi69

Pro Member
I think the 4g antennas are on this already, I compared this to another mast at a different location as I’ve been out to the super market and it looks visually similar other than that one being grey and the one by me being green.
Sorry for the bad picture I can’t really get much closer today due to road closures and time constraints on my lunch hour

 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
So your new pole is now green?? They've replaced the entire thing if the image you sent earlier in the year/last year is the same one...?

Yes the 4G antennas (the green ones) are installed, and the 5G (grey) ones at the top are there too.
 

Gandi69

Pro Member
may not have shown up in the first picture I did some months ago so well but its always been a green pole. Im not sure what the colour signifies unless its something simple like trying to blend it into a leafy area?
 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
Its just for 'blending' into the environment.

The image I included above was from your original post about it - in that it looks grey to me! Perhaps it's just the quality of the image 🤷‍♂️
 

Gandi69

Pro Member
It was rather a poor photo taken on a winters day through a car windscreen. Looks like next week at the earliest then for any kind of go live, unless they have more work to do after that
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
I might add that Three choosing to use MaMIMO for 5G instead of 8T8R is a good move as it achieves higher speeds. (Stares at EE who chose 8T8R for most of their installations). At least they've recognized the mistakes they made with their 4G and are working to bring back the old three, the best 3G network back in the day.
 
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