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JitteryPinger

ULTIMATE Member
Showing under 4G but curious if it is 4G or are they using it as 5G, and what speeds it gives.
Networks are now widely using DSS technology to distribute 5G signals simaltaniously with 4G signals.

I've noticed Vodafone have started using it on a mast in my area, and I think EE also using it in a few spots too, and yes Three are likely to be using it on 700mhz
 

CarlO1460

Top Member
Networks are now widely using DSS technology to distribute 5G signals simaltaniously with 4G signals.

I've noticed Vodafone have started using it on a mast in my area, and I think EE also using it in a few spots too, and yes Three are likely to be using it on 700mhz
I’d be living on dream for Chester to see any of this any time in the next year.

Vodafone and O2 need to hurry and put some 5G here as their mast locals at present are more likely to be better received than EE if they added to monopoles.
 

CarlO1460

Top Member
Three have recently updated the coverage near me showing a suspected 5G mast has gone live, so might be worth people having another look.

Sadly not covering my home location but a main sector of Chester improved.
 

CarlO1460

Top Member
I’m not too sure, I previously thought they were recognised as old/dated information masts as I have a few near me but only when I select for 2G searching so it could be they’ve updated those masts and yet to be picked up by enough users to report as active.

Someone else here may be able to comment further.
 

Mr Choo

Regular Member
From cellmapper web site - On map, we show towers red pointer or green. Red tower means it's automatic located using uploaded data from our app. Green means it's manually located by someone of users. You see user's on map on box "Extra Data".
 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
Yep, as above

Red = best guess based on the user uploaded data - if minimal data for a single cell has been uploaded then the actual position could be way off.

Green = someone has manually moved a mast, either because they know for sure where it is, or they've figured it out from cross references (mast shares/Google maps/etc).

2/3G sites on cellmapper are generally less interesting, so don't get looked at as much.
 

jbennett360

Pro Member
Yep, as above

Red = best guess based on the user uploaded data - if minimal data for a single cell has been uploaded then the actual position could be way off.

Green = someone has manually moved a mast, either because they know for sure where it is, or they've figured it out from cross references (mast shares/Google maps/etc).

2/3G sites on cellmapper are generally less interesting, so don't get looked at as much.
So how long does it take for new masts to appear on there?

New mast near me (Granted it's VF) I've connected to it whilst I've had cellmapper open. Cellmapper has no idea of what the mast is in terms of ID Etc. I've then uploaded all the relevant data.
 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
Do you mean the cellmapper app itself doesn't report the eNB on the 'Cells' page? Usually the masts update within a fairly short timeframe (less than a day, perhaps a little longer sometimes). The signal trails are the bit that take a long time - it's not unheard of for them to take weeks.
 

jbennett360

Pro Member
Do you mean the cellmapper app itself doesn't report the eNB on the 'Cells' page? Usually the masts update within a fairly short timeframe (less than a day, perhaps a little longer sometimes). The signal trails are the bit that take a long time - it's not unheard of for them to take weeks.
Yeah. The ENB was classed as unknown (I think)

This is a new mast, part of the VF Unwind.

The other mast is still sat there and in assuming is still being used by 02. (This has the original ENB)

This new one has no ENB. Connected to it a few times whilst I've had cellmapper on the go then made sure to upload everything, as of yet nothing has appeared though on the map
 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
If the app cannot determine an eNB then it won't be seen as 'good' data and the cellmapper map won't include it. Do you have a screenshot of what you see in the app?
 

jbennett360

Pro Member
If the app cannot determine an eNB then it won't be seen as 'good' data and the cellmapper map won't include it. Do you have a screenshot of what you see in the app?
I'll have to go back out and take one when I'm connected to it.

What stops the app from figuring out the ENB?
 

jbennett360

Pro Member
That's why I asked for the screenshot - I'm not sure.

What phone do you have?
S21.

I'll need to double check when I'm near it again and see if if the new mast is what's giving the 5G and the older mast providing the 4G etc.

Or whether the new mast is providing everything.

I could try losing the 5G connection and see where the 4G connection is connecting me too, that way, if it's the new mast, then it should pick up the ENB, if it's the old mast then it'll show the ENB that's already known on Cellmapper.

I think that makes sense.
 

GavinAshford

ULTIMATE Member
Exynos chipset I guess? Historically those aren't great for using with cellmapper, they've never really reported correct data, so that might be why it's showing as unknown - so it doesn't load duff data to the databases.
 

jbennett360

Pro Member
Exynos chipset I guess? Historically those aren't great for using with cellmapper, they've never really reported correct data, so that might be why it's showing as unknown - so it doesn't load duff data to the databases.
It is yeah. Hmm. Everything else I've reported has been fine?

I'll try what I mentioned above at some point tomorrow
 

sja0001

Regular Member
I've been impressed with the Three 5g broadband offering, my speed test's are between 500mbs and 600mbs and at £24 a month it's great value especially compared to my Virgin which is fixed at 380mbs for £62.50 a month. Think a switch is called for!
 
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