Mast removal causes O2 signal problems in Maidenhead

Mast removal causes O2 signal problems in Maidenhead

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Simon Meechan

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Mast removal causes O2 signal problems in Maidenhead

The removal of an O2 telephone mast is causing disruption to the network around Maidenhead.

The building on King Street which housed the mast is undergoing development work. The building’s landlord requested that O2 remove the mast.

Today engineers have been working to bring a new temporary mast close by into service. O2 expect this work to continue through the weekend.

The network has sent text messages to local customers informing them of the situation.

An O2 spokesman said: “Owing to the decommissioning of an O2 cell site, customers in a small area of central Maidenhead may experience a reduced service from Thursday 31 October.

"We apologise for the inconvenience and are working hard to restore service as soon as we can.

"We have optimised nearby masts to improve signal strength for customers in the area and, subject to successful installation and testing, a temporary mast will be switched on early next week.

"In the longer term we are planning to install a permanent mast to cover the area.”

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