Plans have been lodged to bring the next generation of high-speed internet to mobile phones across Aberdeen.
In a proposal submitted to Aberdeen City Council this week, the existing telecoms mast near Curl Aberdeen in Woodend would be replaced with a new one capable of carrying a 5G connection.
5G promises speeds of around 1GBps – a huge leap over existing 3G and 4G technology.
The proposals – submitted by MNBL, a partnership between telecoms firms EE and Three – will see a 25-metre mast erected, which includes 12 antennas, four dish antennas and 10 ground-level equipment cabinets.
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A statement issued alongside the application said: “The next generation of mobile telephony is 5G and it brings a revolutionary approach to managing spectrum and greatly increasing data speeds.
“The advantages this presents range from near-instant downloads of HD films to connected cars, smart medical devices and smart cities.”
Other paperwork states the application forms part of a local drive by MNBL to upgrade telecoms masts in preparation for 5G connectivity.
The new mast will also allow the antennas to be lifted higher than the current 20m structure, improving the coverage to mobile customers across the city.