Ammanford 5G Mast Plans
H3G Ltd and EE Ltd hope to bring 5G to Ammanford.
14:48 16 January 2023
H3G Ltd and EE Ltd are looking at bringing 5G broadband connection to Ammanford by installing new and updated telecommunications equipment atop Ammanford Telephone Exchange on Heol Wallasey.
A spokesperson said: “The operators already provide coverage from an existing base station at this site, but have a requirement to install the 5G electronic communications apparatus referred to in this letter in order to upgrade it to provide improvements to its network.”
If approved, the scheme will see the installation of three new antennae, one numbered equipment cabinet, and ancillary development on the new supporting steelwork including GPS antenna, BOB units, RRUs and safety handrail.
The application spokesperson added: “As a consequence, this particular technical requirement is not one that can be met on an alternative site.
“The rooftop area of the exchange building is already characterised by telecommunication apparatus including antenna, dishes and associated cabinets.
“Having regard to the nature and appearance of the structure as a whole, the proposed works should have no adverse impact, or no more than a minimal adverse impact, on its appearance.
“There is significant UK Government support for the delivery of 5G, particularly as this new connectivity will be a step change from earlier generations of mobile connectivity and will be critical to economic growth and sustainable communities.
“In addition, modern connectivity, such as 5G, will be essential to help the Government meet its wider sustainability and climate change targets.”