5G Mast For Llanrug?
Hutchison UK Ltd has submitted a proposal for a 60 foot 5G mast in Llanrug.
09:02 24 May 2021
A new 60 foot 5G mast could be built at Nant Y Glyn on the A4086 if proposals submitted by Hutchison UK are approved. The structure aims to "enhance 5G coverage level and network capacity" within Llanrug and the nearby area.
According to the document submitted to the local council, Ysgol Gynradd Llanrug was consulted with prior to the submission of the application.
“Three are in the process of building out the UK’s fastest 5G network,” said the applicants.
“Three has 140MHz of 5G spectrum (and 100MHz of it contiguous), which means our service will be much faster and able to handle more data.
"To bring this new technology to the people H3G will need to provide a mix of upgrades to existing sites and the building of new sites."
“New sites will be needed for many reasons, including that the higher radio frequencies used for 5G do not travel as far as those frequencies currently in use and that sometimes not all existing sites can be upgraded.
“In this area there is an acute need for a new mast to deliver the above.”
The statement goes on to note that the height of the pole has been kept down to the “absolute minimum capable of providing the required essential new 5G coverage.”
“This equipment is considered unlikely to have any material impact on the local area but significant connectivity improvements which is a material consideration in the judgement of the site’s suitability,” it concludes.