Vodafone boasts 200Mbps with 4G mini mast in Cornish trial

www.theregister.co.uk | 2/12/2018 | Staff
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Vodafone has unveiled an eight-metre high "telescopic" 4G mast, intended to boost speeds in rural areas to 200Mpbs, following a trial in Porthcurno, Cornwall, UK.

Developed in partnership with infrastructure biz CommScope, the kit is aimed at rural hotels, leisure centres, retail parks and tourist attractions. Vodafone says it could have the same range as a standard base station.

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Its major benefit appears to be the speed at which it can be installed, taking around six months to become fully operational, a third the time of standard masts.

Matthew Howett of analysts Assembly noted: "One of the main challenges with standard masts is getting the planning permission, consent, and finding a site can take a long time."

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A Voda spokesman declined to put a figure on the take-up for mini masts, but said the business is in the process of closing a deal with a university campus and is in talks with a quarry company.

Derek Thomas, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly...
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