Vodaphone set to upgrade its telecommunication mast at Porthleven

For residents of Porthleven who are on the Vodaphone mobile network, they have been raising the issue of network problems, with the loss or no signal. This has been frustrating for many people.

Mobiles can only work with a network of base stations in place where people want to use their mobile phones or other wireless devices. Without base stations, the mobile phones and other devices we rely on simply won’t work.

The agents for the company have contacted me as part of the planning process to inform me of the upgrading of the mast, which is at Treza Farm, Porthleven. In my reply, I have supported the upgrade. However, the consultation is more of informing you of the work, as infrastructure upgrades like this come under permitted developement.

The technical network requirement is to provide 3G / 4G coverage for this locality and area. This will result in the removal of the existing 17m Telefonica only mast housing 1 antenna and 1x 0.6m dish and its replacement with a 17.5m mast housing 6 antennas, 1 x 0.3m and 1 x 0.6m dish for the shared use of Telefonica and Vodafone.

With this upgrade, I am hopeful the reliability of the network will improve. Though, as yet, I do not have a start date for the work.



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