[Request for Comment] Database of Landowners for Possible Cell Sites

Milano

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I recall our managing agents once contacted us about having been approached by a cellular provider to arrange using part of the land area for a cellular site. They required unanimous approval from all sectional title owners to proceed. I asked them what was in it for us. As it worked out at the time, the value to owners worked out at R6 a month off each apartment's monthly levies. Naturally I declined.
 

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I recall our managing agents once contacted us about having been approached by a cellular provider to arrange using part of the land area for a cellular site. They required unanimous approval from all sectional title owners to proceed. I asked them what was in it for us. As it worked out at the time, the value to owners worked out at R6 a month off each apartment's monthly levies. Naturally I declined.
Thank you so much for your immeasurable contribution to this thread.
 

Geoff.D

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:D:eek:

No one wants a mast close to them, but everybody wants good connectivity. the problem is a mast on your property hardly ever results in better connectivity for the specific landowner and his tenants. So I am not at all surprised by the above reaction.
 

Milano

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:D:eek:

No one wants a mast close to them, but everybody wants good connectivity. the problem is a mast on your property hardly ever results in better connectivity for the specific landowner and his tenants. So I am not at all surprised by the above reaction.
So nothing in terms of improved signal, peanuts in terms of compensation, an eyesore to look at and the as yet unknown potential of a brain tumour - all for the massive saving of 6 bucks a month. Sign me up :ROFL::ROFL:
 

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So nothing in terms of improved signal, peanuts in terms of compensation, an eyesore to look at and the as yet unknown potential of a brain tumour - all for the massive saving of 6 bucks a month. Sign me up :ROFL::ROFL:
Again thank you so much for your continued contribution to the thread.
 

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:D:eek:

No one wants a mast close to them, but everybody wants good connectivity. the problem is a mast on your property hardly ever results in better connectivity for the specific landowner and his tenants. So I am not at all surprised by the above reaction.
Conflicting interest that must be carefully balanced and also you can blame a law, as law do not protect you.

Once you give permission to build the tower, you have no further control over number of tenants or a purpose of the tower. You give permission for a one, next year number of antennas will grow like on the Chrismas tree. There are towers intended for local access, those are less harmful. The other are located on the top of hill intended to cover a maximum LOS as possible. Such towers should be commissioned only in special designated areas (away from houses, especially schools or hospitals).

So far a limited spectrum cause that long distance towers are only deployed in rural areas, but now with new spectrum assigmnents radiation exposure will increase proportionally to the bandwith and the law do not follow changes in spectrum.
 
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Just giving this a friendly bump. anyone looking to make some money and improve their data speeds?
 

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Conflicting interest that must be carefully balanced and also you can blame a law, as law do not protect you.

Once you give permission to build the tower, you have no further control over number of tenants or a purpose of the tower. You give permission for a one, next year number of antennas will grow like on the Chrismas tree. There are towers intended for local access, those are less harmful. The other are located on the top of hill intended to cover a maximum LOS as possible. Such towers should be commissioned only in special designated areas (away from houses, especially schools or hospitals).

So far a limited spectrum cause that long distance towers are only deployed in rural areas, but now with new spectrum assigmnents radiation exposure will increase proportionally to the bandwith and the law do not follow changes in spectrum.
Hi, there are many factual errors in your post. Every Cellphone site emits basically the same EMF regardless of where it is. I think you are confusing cell sites with Radio/TV broadcast towers, i agree with you in that those bad boys are dangerous. However cell sites are perfectly safe, unless you are a member of the tinfoil hat brigade, if that is the case I wish you good luck :)
 

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Just giving this a friendly bump. anyone looking to make some money and improve their data speeds?
My grandparents have a 8 acre plot with really bad signal in the JHB South area. HMU

Do these towers affect lightning at all? And how do you get backhual done?
 

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Interesting idea but not really feasible for residential areas. I have never seen towers being put up in people's yards and usually only at churches/schools etc. But will keep it in mind if I ever acquire a larger piece of land.
 

Mikebsmith

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Hello Everyone,

It has been an age since I actively participated in this forum, however I would like to feel out the MyBroadband community regarding an idea:

I work for a large Tower Company. We specialise in building telecommunications sites, mostly towers but we also build rooftops. We are a carrier neutral infrastructure provider - I.E. All networks can use our towers, and most do already.

It is getting more and more difficult to rollout sites, not only from a municipal planning perspective but also just acquiring land for sites is proving problematic due to various tin foil hat brigades that are popping up in communities.

I would like to know if there would be interest in setting up a database of forum members who are landowners and who would not be opposed to leasing land for cell sites?

Can I get your thoughts guys?

Thanks

*EDIT* Bumping this to the front for 2020 in case anyone wants to get in touch?
HI. We are land owners in the meyerton area. We would like to get a tower on our property. Please get back to me on how we can go about it.
 

Skyetel

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Hello Everyone,

It has been an age since I actively participated in this forum, however I would like to feel out the MyBroadband community regarding an idea:

I work for a large Tower Company. We specialise in building telecommunications sites, mostly towers but we also build rooftops. We are a carrier neutral infrastructure provider - I.E. All networks can use our towers, and most do already.

It is getting more and more difficult to rollout sites, not only from a municipal planning perspective but also just acquiring land for sites is proving problematic due to various tin foil hat brigades that are popping up in communities.

I would like to know if there would be interest in setting up a database of forum members who are landowners and who would not be opposed to leasing land for cell sites?

Can I get your thoughts guys?

Thanks

*EDIT* Bumping this to the front for 2020 in case anyone wants to get in touch?
I have a customer on a farm who is convinced that erecting a tower on his property will be of great benefit to the community and the network that is interested. You can contact me so I can give you the details of the customer.
 

TowerGuru

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I have a customer on a farm who is convinced that erecting a tower on his property will be of great benefit to the community and the network that is interested. You can contact me so I can give you the details of the customer.
PM Sent.
 

HartsockZA

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Hello Everyone,

It has been an age since I actively participated in this forum, however I would like to feel out the MyBroadband community regarding an idea:

I work for a large Tower Company. We specialise in building telecommunications sites, mostly towers but we also build rooftops. We are a carrier neutral infrastructure provider - I.E. All networks can use our towers, and most do already.

It is getting more and more difficult to rollout sites, not only from a municipal planning perspective but also just acquiring land for sites is proving problematic due to various tin foil hat brigades that are popping up in communities.

I would like to know if there would be interest in setting up a database of forum members who are landowners and who would not be opposed to leasing land for cell sites?

Can I get your thoughts guys?

Thanks

*EDIT* Bumping this to the front for 2020 in case anyone wants to get in touch?
I know of one tower that needs a new owner in Pretoria East if you're keen.
 
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