So could that be why my IP address can be anywhere in the UK then? Because its where each specific pipe on the mast terminates?
So with 3g,4g and 5g you are effectively just paying for the router and mast hardware, the actual connection to the internet from the mast onwards can be provided by anyone?
Nope, the connectivity from the mast isn't direct to the internet, but to the network core. This isn't just an ISP, telephone calls have to be handled as well.
Also people expect to be able to move around whilst using their devices to make calls or watch video etc, and there is a lot of technology involved in this.
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Edited by jchamier (Sat 27-Jun-20 11:17:46)