CK Hutchinson Networks recently submitted ambitious plans to Dorset Council proposing the installation of a 20m high slim-line monopole in Weymouth. Should the plans be accepted, the mast would support six antennas, one wraparound equipment cabinet at the base and two additional cabinets. The main objective of this new 5G mast is to drive advancements in connection speeds through improved 3G and 4G signal in Rodwell and town centre areas of Weymouth as well as providing reliable 5G coverage. Clarke Telecom Ltd., who are acting on behalf of CK Hutchinson Network, assure that this mast will enable faster connections than ever before while also improving download speeds for local residents. Public Health England have issued guidance which states that any increase in overall exposure due to the installation would remain low relative guidelines with no consequences for public health. The proposed mast is therefore deemed safe for all nearby townsfolk and residents are eagerly awaiting its imminent installation.
A spokesperson from CK Hutchinson Networks spoke earlier today saying “We know how important it is that people living in the area have access to fast internet connections and mobile signal, so we’re excited to be able to deliver this service to our customers.” Those living in Rodwell and surrounding areas should expect improvements in their signals soon; with parents already describing how welcome this news will be as they worry about their children’s access to technology during school closures. Dorset Council have yet to decide on CK Hutchinson Network’s proposal but judging by the broad range of advantages being offered by the new mast, it seems likely that they will approve it shortly.
If approved, the new 5G mast is set to be a revolutionary step in modernising Weymouth’s technology infrastructure and could even lead to further advances with future projects. The process of installation and commissioning should take no longer than 6 months meaning that locals may find themselves benefitting from faster connections sooner rather than later. With so many advantages and no negative health implications being identified, it appears that the residents of Weymouth have a lot to look forward to in the near future.
This is an exciting development for CK Hutchinson Networks and Dorset Council who are both looking forward to providing faster internet connections to those living in Rodwell and the surrounding areas. With public safety taken into account, it appears that the plans for the new 5G mast may be accepted. Keep an eye out for updates from Dorset Council as more information is released in the coming weeks!