On cellmapper the 3 nearest masts are- Id 7601, 8120 and 10724. I’d 2588 is sat out in the estuary but we have clear line of sight to that
From these Vodafone eNB numbers, I see you are in the west coast of Scotland?
I'm pretty sure there isn't a mast in the sea, and given these masts have red icons they are automatically computed, rather than green icons which are positioned by people. They are calculated by people running the Cellmapper app on an Android phone. The auto compute can be accurate if enough data is captured, but can be way out (e.g. the ones in the sea !).
Clicking through all 4 physical operators (EE, Vodafone, Three and O2) there is not much data for your area sadly.
EE are only transmitting 4G on Band 3 (1800 MHz). Vodafone are using both Band 1 (2100 MHz) and Band 20 (800 MHz). Three and O2 have no local data.
I suspect you won't see much difference in speed from your B525 modem or using a modern phone connected to a router such as an ASUS. Not much capacity has been deployed, and typically that will be down to the population numbers in the area.
The detected Vodafone and EE masts are in quite different locations, so quite an impact of Virgin Media's change of host network.
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Edited by jchamier (Thu 18-Feb-21 11:15:52)