Vodafone and Telefónica plan to jointly operate and manage a single mobilephone network grid across the UK. The aim of this arrangement is to allow both organisations to:
- pool their basic network infrastructure, while running two, independent, nationwide networks
- maximise opportunities to consolidate the number of base stations
- significantly reduce the environmental impact of network development
Vodafone and Telefónica are in the process of proposing to upgrade an existing site in the Weybridge. There is a specific requirement for a radio base station upgrade at this location to improve the 2G/3G coverage in the area and allow for future 4G expansion.
Their preferred option is to swap out the existing 8m monopole for a new 15m dual-stack monopole supporting six antennas in Ship Yard.
More details are Mobile Mast Weybridge Ship Yard.