Sponsored

Three network 5G roll out making gains

Buggerlugz

ULTIMATE Member
In other places, they use the same antennas as 4G. This is usually called 8T8R 5G not MaMIMO 5G. EE have shown they like to do this. It is slower though and three prefer MaMIMO as it is faster and more reliable
Is that the 5G ready component of some 4G Huawei routers then?
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Is that the 5G ready component of some 4G Huawei routers then?
No, in the Huawei routers Huawei use their HiSilicon/Balong processors, each can handle what they were made for so 4G routers can only use the 4G side of things and 5G routers can access 5G.
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Plus all I was talking about before was mast side of things
 

Tigerfan

Casual Member
Dudley was promised 5G from Three in 2019, since then, nothing. Although their coverage checker has all the streets around me as live( nothing officially announced tho. Do they have to have a minimum coverage of area before they can announce?
 

JitteryPinger

ULTIMATE Member
Dudley was promised 5G from Three in 2019, since then, nothing. Although their coverage checker has all the streets around me as live( nothing officially announced tho. Do they have to have a minimum coverage of area before they can announce?
Could depend on capacity issues through MBNL masts.
 

IgNG

Pro Member
Dudley was promised 5G from Three in 2019, since then, nothing. Although their coverage checker has all the streets around me as live( nothing officially announced tho. Do they have to have a minimum coverage of area before they can announce?
I read they're not updating their maps. They showed 5G coverage around here once but it was gone three weeks later, sigh. CS says soon...
 

JitteryPinger

ULTIMATE Member
I read they're not updating their maps. They showed 5G coverage around here once but it was gone three weeks later, sigh. CS says soon...
They do seem to paying more attention to capacity rather than availability at the moment.

There is a mast down road from me that stopped selling 4G and 5G broadband as congestion issues, now they have started selling 4G Broadband on it again as spoeeds have improved but the 5G is still showing the signs of congestion.
 

Stageshoot

Regular Member
Must admit was rather shocked to be woken up by a crane and building works last night to look out in the garden and find a Three 5G mast going in just down the road.

Rather a nice surprise. Just need to wait a week or so for it to go into service now

17EB9721-268B-4507-8FE9-2053C7EB2DAA.jpeg

F9DC6C5E-FB74-42B6-ADE3-D40FDA36DF5D.jpeg



hopefully that within a couple of hundred meters will increase our current 60mbps from a 4G tower 2km away
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Must admit was rather shocked to be woken up by a crane and building works last night to look out in the garden and find a Three 5G mast going in just down the road.

Rather a nice surprise. Just need to wait a week or so for it to go into service now

View attachment 1097
View attachment 1098


hopefully that within a couple of hundred meters will increase our current 60mbps from a 4G tower 2km away
Doesn’t look to have MaMIMO on it, not really like three that. Maybe they will install it at a later date or just use 8T8R 5G instead.
 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
Just need to wait a week or so for it to go into service now
You might want to temper your hopes a little - @Gandi69 had a similar mast go up late 2020 (also without the 5G antennas) and it's still not live yet - that one seemingly to not yet have got its backhaul with one.network appearing to show that might be planned for July. I'm not saying yours will be the same, but it might be longer than a week!
 

Stageshoot

Regular Member
You might want to temper your hopes a little - @Gandi69 had a similar mast go up late 2020 (also without the 5G antennas) and it's still not live yet - that one seemingly to not yet have got its backhaul with one.network appearing to show that might be planned for July. I'm not saying yours will be the same, but it might be longer than a week!

The site it’s located at has been told switch on it within 2 weeks so hopefully they have everything in place
 

Stageshoot

Regular Member
Well I am hoping there will be some gains, I currently get a good 4G service from a Tower about 2km away but its rapidly losing line of sight behind an expanding tree line,

Still Gives Min 50Mbps Down upto 85Mbps using a Huawei 715

Have ordered a H112-372 to try the new 5G tower but assume that may also give an increase on the 4G tower as its Cat19 instead of Cat9

Will see how it goes, Pity the 5G Mast is at end of the house rather than straight on as shown in picture

IMG_0714.jpeg


Current Speeds on 4G Which are stable and never go below 50mbps

Screenshot 2021-04-28 at 10.13.13.png
 

dabigm

Top Member
Must admit was rather shocked to be woken up by a crane and building works last night to look out in the garden and find a Three 5G mast going in just down the road.

Rather a nice surprise. Just need to wait a week or so for it to go into service now

View attachment 1097
View attachment 1098


hopefully that within a couple of hundred meters will increase our current 60mbps from a 4G tower 2km away

Not entirely sure that's a 5G antenna to be honest. There should be smaller square antennas at the top ? Like this

ee_three_mbnl_phase_7_5g_mast_newcastle.jpg


Then again, maybe it is ? But the ones they're installing around my area all look like this second image, with two different sets of antenna on the top.
 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
Depending on the antenna orientations in the masts it might be better if you happen to be off-axis from your current cell but and new mast might be more direct center of the cell... Even if the angle into your window is shallow.
 

Stageshoot

Regular Member
Not entirely sure that's a 5G antenna to be honest. There should be smaller square antennas at the top ? Like this

ee_three_mbnl_phase_7_5g_mast_newcastle.jpg


Then again, maybe it is ? But the ones they're installing around my area all look like this second image, with two different sets of antenna on the top.

Its odd it does look like its missing a section from the top compared to another 5G site a couple of miles away, location where it is insist that its 5G. Also a lot more boxes than the other 4G sites around here..

Top.jpeg

Boxing.jpeg
 

dabigm

Top Member
Its odd it does look like its missing a section from the top compared to another 5G site a couple of miles away, location where it is insist that its 5G. Also a lot more boxes than the other 4G sites around here..

View attachment 1101
View attachment 1102

Yeah it does kinda look like it's missing some antenna at the top. If you can find the planning permission on the local authority website that should answer if it is or isn't but yeah that cabinet setup looks like it should be 5G.

On our local council website you can do a "simple" search and put "5G" in the box and it usually pops up with all the (mostly denied) applications.
 

Stageshoot

Regular Member
Yeah it does kinda look like it's missing some antenna at the top. If you can find the planning permission on the local authority website that should answer if it is or isn't but yeah that cabinet setup looks like it should be 5G.

On our local council website you can do a "simple" search and put "5G" in the box and it usually pops up with all the (mostly denied) applications.

Closer look at top looks like its wired for upper expansion and they are just tied off

Top.jpeg
 

Stageshoot

Regular Member
@dabigm yours in an MBNL (EE/Three) shared 3/4/5G site, whereas @Stageshoot is a Three only (unilateral) site, hence half the number of antennas (and might be 4G and 5G only)

Edit: I'm assuming they will eventually put 5G antennas on the top.

That would explain a lot, There is already a huge multi network tower just across the road from this one O2, EE, Voda all on it but not 3, so this is probably why 3 went stand alone there, they have gastly coverage here


Screenshot 2021-04-28 at 11.19.29.png


And the insult is the current local 5G mast drops out at the end of our road!

Screenshot 2021-04-28 at 11.19.49.png
 
Top
Promotion
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Vodafone £19.50 (*22.50)
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • NOW £20.00 (*32.00)
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £20.00 (*25.00)
    Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo Code: BIRTHDAY10
  • Shell Energy £21.99 (*30.99)
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Plusnet £22.00 (*38.20)
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £60 Reward Card
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest Ultrafast ISPs
  • Gigaclear £24.00 (*49.00)
    Speed: 300Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £24.00 (*27.00)
    Speed: 100Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £25.00 (*27.50)
    Speed: 200Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £25.00 (*35.00)
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo Code: BIRTHDAY10
  • Virgin Media £28.00 (*52.00)
    Speed: 108Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Promotion
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (3558)
  2. BT (3023)
  3. Politics (1937)
  4. Building Digital UK (1926)
  5. FTTC (1887)
  6. Openreach (1837)
  7. Business (1691)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1479)
  9. Statistics (1408)
  10. FTTH (1365)
  11. 4G (1277)
  12. Fibre Optic (1174)
  13. Virgin Media (1170)
  14. Wireless Internet (1160)
  15. Ofcom Regulation (1148)
  16. Vodafone (846)
  17. EE (834)
  18. 5G (771)
  19. TalkTalk (769)
  20. Sky Broadband (747)
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules