Plans submitted for 5G mast in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 06:47 03 July 2020 | UPDATED: 10:11 03 July 2020

There are plans to install 5G in Hatfield. Picture: Pixabay.

There are plans to install 5G in Hatfield. Picture: Pixabay.


A planning application to build a 5G mast in Hatfield has been submitted to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

The latest enhanced telecommunications network could be placed near Hopfields Pub on Cornerfield in Birchwood under plans put forward by the Three phone network.

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5G is only currently available in the Hatfield area with EE but the Three network has only installed masts at locations in the borough such as Brookmans Park and in St Albans and Stevenage.

There is generally good service for 4G and 3G in Welwyn Hatfield but some places in Essendon and Northaw and Cuffley still suffer from poor coverage.

The increased speed of 5G is achieved partly by using higher-frequency radio waves than current phone networks and is the 5th generation of telecommunications, which has been launched. To comment on the application, submitted on June 17, search for ‘6/2020/1392/TELEC’.

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