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A 3 Pole of Wonder

kocz

Pro Member
That site is down the road from me :) I’ve been keeping an eye on what’s happening and it’s puzzling me :ROFLMAO:

The current, very old, pole seems to give EE 4G but only Three 3G. Not sure why. But it definitely needs upgrading as coverage around it just seems generally poor.

Yes both Three and EE have been putting their own applications in to replace it, but all have been rejected. A lot of residents objected. The latest application you’ve mentioned has MBNL noted on the design, but the rest of the application forms only mention Three. Not sure what that is about!

I think the new design would definitely look less imposing compared to the phase 7/8 designs, so it may get approval this time.

There is another mast nearby that was rejected. But then was appealed and granted permission over a year ago. Nothing has happened with the site at all. That’s a phase 7 or 8 but is very tall. Not sure why they haven’t started the build yet.
Ah awesome! Please take a pic of the phase 9 pole if it's ever approved and erected, I don't think there's many up in the UK currently.

Are you referring to the site on Little London Road? They're working on it from the 22nd of May according to one.network, so fingers crossed that should be up and running in a month or two.
 

james_6

Casual Member
Ah awesome! Please take a pic of the phase 9 pole if it's ever approved and erected, I don't think there's many up in the UK currently.

Are you referring to the site on Little London Road? They're working on it from the 22nd of May according to one.network, so fingers crossed that should be up and running in a month or two.
Yes I’ll take pics :) it’s the one on Psalter Lane. It was rejected but then appealed and approved. But nothing’s happened since. Good to know the one on little London road is coming along!
 

kocz

Pro Member
Yes I’ll take pics :) it’s the one on Psalter Lane. It was rejected but then appealed and approved. But nothing’s happened since. Good to know the one on little London road is coming along!
Ah I see the one you're talking about. Really weird they'd even consider refusing a new mast at that location, it'd only be visible from the road... Seems the planning authority have a phobia of these phase 7/8 poles.

Depending on your location, you may be able to get good coverage from the site on little london rd when it goes live.
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james_6

Casual Member
Ah I see the one you're talking about. Really weird they'd even consider refusing a new mast at that location, it'd only be visible from the road... Seems the planning authority have a phobia of these phase 7/8 poles.

Depending on your location, you may be able to get good coverage from the site on little london rd when it goes live.
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Thanks :) I think I am outside of the coverage of it, but you never know! Yes I am not sure why the council are refusing so many. Three have submitted dozens and the council just seem to reject them :(
 

Andy199

Regular Member
Another Pole of Wonder going up today. One of 6 within a few miles that are planned. Hopefully they don't take too long to come online. Should be a nice boost to speeds and coverage since it's severely lacking in parts.

 

The Wee Bear

ULTIMATE Member
Another Pole of Wonder going up today. One of 6 within a few miles that are planned. Hopefully they don't take too long to come online. Should be a nice boost to speeds and coverage since it's severely lacking in parts.

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Oh look Andy199, three have done a Kilwinning routine, they've done a runner and it's not there any more. 😊;)
 

Andy199

Regular Member
😭 I was getting my hopes up there. Must've been the rain that scared them away again.
 

Andy199

Regular Member
Maybe they'll show up when we get a sunny day. 🤔
 

The Wee Bear

ULTIMATE Member
I see three are trying for permission again in a town near me (Dalry) for a PoW that was previously refused.

First application was for an 18m height, the new application is for 15m.

I Wonder if that will suit the got out of bed the wrong siders from the council any better this time. :rolleyes:

We already have 3 moans about it already though. :mad:

I'll keep you posted.😊

PS Travelling through Dalry on my Glasgow trip, the reception in Dalry was awful, I hope the moaners are on 3 and happy with their poo 3 signals.:rolleyes:
 

cg0

Casual Member
Ah I see the one you're talking about. Really weird they'd even consider refusing a new mast at that location, it'd only be visible from the road... Seems the planning authority have a phobia of these phase 7/8 poles.

Depending on your location, you may be able to get good coverage from the site on little london rd when it goes live.
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What service are you using for that coverage map?
 

kocz

Pro Member
What service are you using for that coverage map?
That was the Ubiquiti link tool, though they've since replaced it with their ISP design center. I've not really tried their new tool, so some features might be different or missing.
 

Andy199

Regular Member
Another Pole of Wonder going up today. One of 6 within a few miles that are planned. Hopefully they don't take too long to come online. Should be a nice boost to speeds and coverage since it's severely lacking in parts.

Mast now appears to be live, I did some testing tonight that can be found here :)
 

ewanmclean2005

Pro Member
A three 'Small Cell Pole of Wonder' anyone?

Video

From Peter C.

Hope it's of interest to someone folks.

I'll have one on my street light thank you three. 😊

Thank you for posting. This is of insane interest to me. I had no idea there were deployments like this anywhere in the U.K. Using street lamp posts and existing structures to rollout small cell antennas like this is quite possibly the best way you can solve capacity problems with a mobile network.

I seen a lot of deployments similar to this when I was in the USA (Orlando) just about a month ago. About every 100 metres or so there’s a cellular antenna on top of a lot of lamp posts.

And the mini low profile antennas are great too! These are ideal for areas where planning application refusals are rampant because of aesthetics. I still like the Phase 8 poles though… there’s just a feeling from them that they’ve been built to improve your mobile network experience, it’s visual confirmation that 5G is here or it is coming.

The performance from these minitowers and street lamp antennas look great at over 1gbps, doesn’t look like much but they mean business.

I would LOVE a deployment like this to exist in Glasgow city centre. The underperformance in Glasgow gives me a massive nosebleed sometimes.
 

The Wee Bear

ULTIMATE Member
They do look rather spiffing wee things Ewan, and quite a few lamposts around all ready for them too.:cool:
 
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