EE Micro Network Set to Connect 1,500 Rural Communities

By Tim Maytom

Paul Graham installs the first EE micro network site in Sebergham

EE is set to establish a series of ground-breaking micro networks that aim to connect more than 1,500 rural communities that have struggled the receive mobile and broadband internet by the end of 2017.

The micro networks will provide coverage to remote areas without the need for broadband or cables, and will enable residents in the area to access voice services, as well as 3G and 4G mobile data.

The communities targeted for the scheme have remained largely unconnected by traditional approaches to network deployment that have relied on building and maintaining large masts.

The micro networks wirelessly connect small mobile antennas to a suitable nearby macro site without the need for cabling. They can connect communities of around 150 homes and businesses, across an area of half a square mile, with just three or four small antennas, which can be installed in just a few hours, and without the need for planning applications.

The first community to be connected using a trial version of the micro network technology is Sebergham, a small village in Cumbria with 347 residents that sits in a deep valley.

“The mobile service here is either non-existent or spasmodic at best. And the broadband is incredibly …read more

Source:: Mobile App News