Mansfield 5G Mast Plans
Proposals to build three new 5G masts submitted to Mansfield District Council.
16:31 16 June 2021
Network provider Three has submitted proposals to build 5G masts to Mansfield District Council, it has been revealed. The move is part of Three's plans to build "the UK's fastest 5G network" and to deliver the service to as many sites as possible.
If approved, the masts, which range from 18 and 20 metres in height, would be built off Chesterfield Road North in Sutton Road, Bull Farm and on Southwell Road West.
Documents submitted to the council said: "Three are in the process of building out the UK’s fastest 5G network.
"To bring this new technology to the people [we] 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.
"It should be noted, however, that the nature of 5G and the network services it provides, means the equipment and antennas required are quite different to the previous, and existing service requirements.
"In particular, the nature of the antennas, and the separation required from other items of associated equipment, is such that it cannot utilise some existing structures that provide an installation for another operator, most notably in a street works or highways environment.
"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."