Vodafone is to install mobile telephone equipment on high voltage electricity pylons. Vodafone will use the pylons as locations for new base station sites needed to operate its mobile telephone network.
The mobile operator believes this is the arrangement is the first of its kind and follows a 12-month trial at a number of locations including a 400 kilowatt pylon at Melksham. Vodafone will have access to 21,000 National Grid pylons as potential new locations, in many rural areas.
David Channing Williams, managing director of Vodafone said: ?These installations will increase the option available to Vodafone in its search for existing structures to be used as potential base stations and will be much less visually intrusive than if we used new standalone structures.?
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