A few people have been asking when our new mobile mast will become operational. Detailed below is an update from the company that is involved in its build and installation. Vodafone and O2 are mentioned on the Government Web page as possible network operators but, until it goes live, we will just have to wait and see ( https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-4g-infill-programme-progress-update/ )
New Mobile Mast in Garvald
After a mast is built there are several steps that we need to go through in order for it to become operational. Shareable fibre infrastructure connecting the site to a fibre hub must be installed. For the mast in Garvald, this work has been completed. Power must also be supplied to the site: for the mast in Garvald, this is scheduled to take place towards the end of the year. After power and fibre are in place, there is the final installation of radio units and associated equipment to connect to the fibre and power, and the rigging of antennas connecting the feeders to the equipment on the ground. We then have the final testing and integration of the site into the mobile network operator’s network before the mast is operational. Due to the nature of this process, I cannot give you a confirmed date when the site will be live, but I will provide you with updates on the timeframe after each step in the above process.