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Standard User IamFibremad
(newbie) Thu 12-Sep-19 17:40:54
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Possible 4G mast or WISP? Curious.


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So, I was on holiday at the coast recently, Upon walking down a road toward the Beach, I see this Mast like Pole, small at the bottom, thickening at the top. There seems to be a lot of cabinets surrounding it All looking slightly like the Openreach PCP's.

Here are some photos, What could it be? a Mast? Wireless Internet Provider?

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 12-Sep-19 18:04:53
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Standard User craski
(committed) Thu 12-Sep-19 18:12:10
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It could also be a smart meter antenna.

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Standard User IamFibremad
(newbie) Thu 12-Sep-19 18:23:33
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Hi guys, so I actually did a little more digging. It's actually whats known as a "Monopole" sometimes know as a "Singe or Double stacked Jupiter" Its use is for non obstruction to urban areas and to Serve telecommunication devices with Coverage. Apparently known mostly to serve Vodafone,O2 and 3.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Sep-19 18:41:11
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Mobile mast 100%

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Sep-19 19:02:05
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In reply to a post by IamFibremad:
What could it be? a Mast? Wireless Internet Provider?

Monopole mobile mast for cellular communications.

Either Vodafone / O2 :
https://pedroc.co.uk/content/vodafone-o2-monopoles

or EE / Three:
https://pedroc.co.uk/content/ee-three-monopoles

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Thu 12-Sep-19 19:57:18
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3rded - 100% mast. They have them all over.

Smart meters during commissioning connect to the strongest 2G mobile network. A new network will be built, eventually.

Edited by ukhardy07 (Thu 12-Sep-19 19:58:49)

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Sep-19 20:12:09
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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
Smart meters during commissioning connect to the strongest 2G mobile network. A new network will be built, eventually.

First generation SMETS 1 used mobile network. I thought the installer came with a set of SIMs and tried them all to get the best signal.

Wasn't one of the design goals of Second generation SMETS 2 meters, the use of the DCC network?

According to https://www.smartdcc.co.uk/ over 2million SMETS 2 meters are on the network now, which would mean no need for cellular.

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Edited by jchamier (Thu 12-Sep-19 20:12:49)

Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Sep-19 21:34:15
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In reply to a post by jchamier:
According to https://www.smartdcc.co.uk/ over 2million SMETS 2 meters are on the network now, which would mean no need for cellular.

Apparently not, at least in central & southern areas cellular will still be used:

In central and southern regions, cellular and wireless mesh technology (provided by Telefonica) will be used to connect to the SM WAN, while in northern regions, Communications Hubs will use long-range radio (provided by Arqiva) for wide area communications.


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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Sep-19 21:50:14
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Somewhat off topic, but ...

Really, what IS the point of smart meters ?

Who has honestly managed any significant usage, or cost savings, by their use ? The only people who benefit from a smart meter is the power companies.

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