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Zathan

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Three have upgraded one of my local masts to 5g although the 5G isn't active yet, I have also noticed that although the other local sites haven't had any noticeable upgrades, performance has improved massively, I got this from a Band 3,20 only site
 

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Tigerfan

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Mine has also gone up to 70mbs and I seem to have a 100m circle of 4G around me, while all the rest has 5G! Does this mean it’s imminent?
 

Zathan

Pro Member
Mine has also gone up to 70mbs and I seem to have a 100m circle of 4G around me, while all the rest has 5G! Does this mean it’s imminent?
If 5G is that close it may just be that it cannot quite reach you, the upgraded mast in my area doesnt reach me even if i lock my phone to band 1(i get no service but it is being broadcast), although band 32,20 did reach me from it when there was a local outage with the closer masts.
 

tmohammad

Casual Member
Any updates in Birmingham, I have been waiting for ages. According to the 3 coverage checker, We have 5G coverage all around except for a few streets...
 

JitteryPinger

ULTIMATE Member
Any updates in Birmingham, I have been waiting for ages. According to the 3 coverage checker, We have 5G coverage all around except for a few streets...
Depends where in Birmingham, theres been a few new 5G masts go up in Weoley/Woodgate areas, currently there is a new one in the process of going up in North Kings Norton area by McDonalds,

Theres planning in South Kings Norton area pending to improve coverage across Hawkesley area, also planning pending for a new mast in the Frankley area attempts have been made to put up a new mast in West Heath/Turves Green area but been refused up to now.

I beleive there is a few more new masts going up but not 100% sure of the locations yet, and at some point Three will no doubt be moving to upgrade a bunch of existing 4G sites though I feel they are having troubles with MBNL agreement which is causing havoc with even well delayed 4G upgrades.
 

tmohammad

Casual Member
(y)

What do the 5G masts look like?

I was under the impression that 5G masts are not big, but small, however there are more of them to cover an area. Is that right or are they like the old 4G/3G masts. How much area does one 5G mast cover?

Is there a way of checking what's planned for Birmingham and where the existing masts are?
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
(y)

What do the 5G masts look like?

I was under the impression that 5G masts are not big, but small, however there are more of them to cover an area. Is that right or are they like the old 4G/3G masts. How much area does one 5G mast cover?

Is there a way of checking what's planned for Birmingham and where the existing masts are?
They are fairly the same if not bigger as the 3G/4G ones. They have exposed panels and little square boxes at the top for the 5G. Pic of one coming soon….

~~~~~EDIT~~~~~

heres a pic

 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Yes I'm still wondering where my 3 pole of wonder bits n pieces are, not even a shovel lying about yet.:mad:
All in due course 😌. I’m not getting one at all so your lucky in that respect 😂
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Why aren't you getting a 3 pole of wonder? :unsure:

Did your councils computer say no? :confused:
Three predicted coverage + a huge stone viaduct. Go figure!
 

JitteryPinger

ULTIMATE Member
Man threes network has got some major issues around Birmingham today, coverage has dropped, just travelling down a main road from town I've lost coverage and/or data service every 2/3 minutes.

Earlier today everything ground to a halt, couldn't stream music to save my life.

I think the need for a 5G device is returning to get working service with Three.
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Man threes network has got some major issues around Birmingham today, coverage has dropped, just travelling down a main road from town I've lost coverage and/or data service every 2/3 minutes.

Earlier today everything ground to a halt, couldn't stream music to save my life.

I think the need for a 5G device is returning to get working service with Three.
I’ve had nothing like that up here in the fields, don’t know what’s up with their network there then. I did notice however that it slowed to a crippling 2mbps but that was only in the evening, ~8pm onwards
 

JitteryPinger

ULTIMATE Member
I’ve had nothing like that up here in the fields, don’t know what’s up with their network there then. I did notice however that it slowed to a crippling 2mbps but that was only in the evening, ~8pm onwards
The sort of issues above have been new over the past few days tbf.

But I'm noticing some other interesting things now I'm daily driving Three... such as high peak speeds with certain services such as streaming.....

It seems like there is a QOS in place on the network that maybe holds back bandwidth for certain things, I reflect back on what I said previously with regards to Three being slow but working well otherwise.

I've noticed issues loading webpages too, but just noticed tonight that I'm not using private DNS on my android device so reckon as soon as I enable that I may find myself in a better boat.
 
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