Vodafone 4G Mini Mast delivers 200Mbps to rural areas


Vodafone has installed a ‘4G mini mast’ in Cornwall which it says will help speed up the deployment of superfast LTE networks in rural areas.

The mast is just eight metres high at its tallest point – half the size of a standard mast – and can be painted to blend in with its surroundings, meaning it also satisfies local environmental considerations. It also does not require a large cabinet to host power supply and electrical equipment.

Installation takes just six months, which is a third of the time it takes for a normal mast, something which should help operators rapidly expand their infrastructure to more rural areas.

Rural 4G coverage

The first location is Porthcurno, on the southern Cornish coast, which is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has struggled to achieve a consistent voice signal in the past. Residents can now access speeds of up to 200Mbps.

Vodafone believes the technology could be used to connect rural hotels, leisure and retail parks, and tourist attractions, incentivising customers to make a visit.

“We’re working hard to connect customers across the UK and our new mini mast will help provide 4G in places where other networks struggle to reach, while minimising the visual and environmental impact,” said Scott Petty, Vodafone CTO.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Samsung Galaxy S9 release date, price, news and leaks

We’re very close to the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S9, and there have been so many leaks across the web that we know almost for certain what it’s going to look like, and how it’s going to work. The bad news for some: it’s not going to look hugely …

Huawei P20 name confirmed – but phone nowhere to be seen

Huawei didn’t even wait for its MWC 2018 press conference to unveil the name it’s new flagship handset will launch under, doing it instead in a teaser video. The Huawei P20 – not the P11, as some might have expected – is the moniker chosen for the new phone, which …

Huawei P20 Design Leaked With Alleged Listing on Certification Site TENAA

Huawei P20, one of the next flagship offerings by the Chinese company, has purportedly surfaced on the TENAA site. The images available on the certification site show a vertical dual camera setup on the upcoming smartphone and reveal its metal build. Some previous rumours suggested the presence of three rear …