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Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
Thats identical to the one that was/is near me in Hull. The older smaller mast was there and the newer mast you've shown was installed 100ish metres away around the corner.

They removed the old mast and then the new one went live.
This is a perfect example of what I mentioned in my last post, the antennas circled are the 5G ones (a stack for each operator, usually EE or 3 as I don't believe VF/O2 use this style).
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JitteryPinger

ULTIMATE Member
I don't believe VF/O2 use this style).
VF/O2 Monopoles aren't yet very widespread for 5G but they seen to be modifying there streetworks sites by changing the LTE antennas for shorter ones and adding the MaMIMO antennas at the bottom and cutting down the shroud.

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A note about the O2 planning.... there is already a Vodafone CTIL monopole to the right of the Bus Shelter so this looks to be a the start of Vodafone and O2 splitting across the Vodafone Host zones.
 

jbennett360

Regular Member
VF/O2 Monopoles aren't yet very widespread for 5G but they seen to be modifying there streetworks sites by changing the LTE antennas for shorter ones and adding the MaMIMO antennas at the bottom and cutting down the shroud.

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A note about the O2 planning.... there is already a Vodafone CTIL monopole to the right of the Bus Shelter so this looks to be a the start of Vodafone and O2 splitting across the Vodafone Host zones.

Yep. The attached is what VF have been putting up around Hull. You can see the old one in the BG. Not sure if that one is still being used by O2?
 

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jbennett360

Regular Member
If that's the case why are local councils even allowed to block planning permissions when a few woke Karen's kick off they're objections?
I know one near me, a three mast, got blocked because it was classed as a conservation area. (I literally had no idea this area was either! Haha)

Suppose some areas they want masts in, may be blocked for reasons like this.
 

Buggerlugz

ULTIMATE Member
I know one near me, a three mast, got blocked because it was classed as a conservation area. (I literally had no idea this area was either! Haha)

Suppose some areas they want masts in, may be blocked for reasons like this.
Surely three should plan better, why would you even put in a plan for a mast in a conservation area?
 

CarlO1460

Pro Member
Surely three should plan better, why would you even put in a plan for a mast in a conservation area?
Apparently this is the issue with Chester due to being the old Roman city it is, the council are reluctant to allow certain digging and all the usual BS that comes along with it.

The gov strives for better connectivity but allows it to be stopped for very little reason or fake health concerns. There must be a point when they realise people need connectivity and should, within reason, automatically accept planned mast developments provided the location is actually fit for purpose and covers an appropriate area.
 

vcommsmind

Pro Member
If that's the case why are local councils even allowed to block planning permissions when a few woke Karen's kick off they're objections?

Because being critical national infrastructure does not mean they need to or should necessarily be allowed to bang up masts any old place without any controls whatsoever. They do get pretty generous allowances already.
 

IgNG

Pro Member
On the webchat yesterday, SMARTY CS said "
Very Soon entire UK will have 5G on all SMARRTY SIM
As of now its in limited areas" and soon meant 'two months' before they gave access to 5G.

Well that's something.
 

JitteryPinger

ULTIMATE Member
On the webchat yesterday, SMARTY CS said "
Very Soon entire UK will have 5G on all SMARRTY SIM
As of now its in limited areas" and soon meant 'two months' before they gave access to 5G.

Well that's something.
I'm sure they would tell you roaming on the moon was inclusive too.

Until it becomes reality and a press release is issued nothing is firm and the reality is that customer service reps are always 'yes men' where it don't matter, if they had an active rollout plan then they would of issued a statement to the likes of @Mark.J for the purposes of upselling they're service.

The reality at the moment is that of the MVNO's on Three's network only ID Mobile has officially released access to 5G and Smarty doesn't stay connected with 5G most of the time and also doesn't connect all of the time either.

I would also be very surprised if Three release a service that potentially takes attention and profits away from the parent brand, so the expectation of cheap 5G without limits is going to be a short lived one.
 

Lucian

ULTIMATE Member
Ok, so it is happening indeed.
Just tested a fresh SIM in my CPE Win and results are good considering the signal is not great.

I'm getting speeds a bit lower than EE 5G, but also lower pings.

I hope they get planning permission for more nearby (EN2) deployments.
 

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CarlO1460

Pro Member
If SMARTY doesn't allow 5G access, then I might go to ID Mobile that does. Just found out that tethering is also known as PAM.
Try ordering a smarty sim and check that way, you can request a refund from them within 14 days if you’re not happy with the service.
 

CarlO1460

Pro Member
Has there been any testing on band 28 in Birmingham/Leicester yet? Cellmapper is showing some more availability:
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