Weirdly enough, BT via another 'company' bought up some 4G licence space despite not having any other mobile air space.
Said company intends to 'rent' 4G air space to the other providers and anyone else who wants to use it. (Look up Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd)
I'd bet my bottom $ that these are new 4G masts... (well that and the fact I'm an ex-Motorola Base Station Systems Test & Development Engineer)
Makes you wonder why BTOR spent all that money putting fibre connections in places you wouldn't think would warrant it.
Or for those really cynical people out there, could also explain the use of BDUK money in certain areas where you have a shiny new green cabinet with the bare minimum of populated boards, a few (96) lucky subscribers with a list of those waiting (for extra cards), yet all of a sudden, a 4G signal pops up on their phones.
"Oh look, theres a nice shiny new Fibre pipe. Wouldn't it be great if we could hang a 4G mast off that said pipe?"
If you look up the directors of the company that bid on the extra 4G licences, I'd be surprised if you didn't see a few ex-MP's and a bunch of (ex>) BTOR staff...
My a cynic ? Nah, never...