Hereford to Receive 5G?
EE to bring 5G to Hereford if its proposals for 5G masts are approved by the local council.
19:11 02 June 2021
Hereford residents could soon access 5G on their mobile phones if plans for three phone masts are approved by the local council.
Mobile phone provider EE has recently submitted proposals to install three new phone masts as well as relocate three existing antennas in Broad Street. Documents submitted to the local council revealed that the target site is on the roof of The Green Dragon Hotel, a four-storey Grade II-listed building. The building has had telecommunications equipment on it for around 15 years but no longer provides "adequate service to EE customers within the target coverage area."
The document reads: "The tower would continue to provide 2G, 3G and 4G coverage for customers within this area providing them with mobile, voice, test and data services, as well as providing additional 5G coverage.
"In terms of the operational considerations for 5G, on rooftop locations in particular the 5G antennas will need to be much closer to the building edge to avoid shadowing and antenna 'clipping' (an important operational factor) off the edge of the buildings and to allow the smart "tracking" features of the antennas."
"As part of their UK upgrading programme, EE now proposes to upgrade coverage in this area to its 2G, 3G and 4G services, as well as upgrade to 5G as and when required."