By Alex Spencer
The UK Government has set out its plans to eliminate the poor mobile coverage which in some areas of the country.
These ‘partial not-spots’, which have coverage from some but not all of the four mobile networks, apparently make up a fifth of the UK.
Following talks with the operators in an attempt to find a voluntary solutions to this problem, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has launched a consultation on the various legislative proposals to improve coverage across the board.
These include national roaming, allowing phones to use another network’s signal where their own isn’t available; infrastructure sharing, enabling networks to put transmitters on each other’s masts; working with virtual network operators to give their subscribers access to all four networks; or simply requiring all networks to cover a certain percentage of the UK.
“I’m determined to ensure the UK has world-class mobile phone coverage as investment in infrastructure will help drive this Government’s long-term economic plan,” said Javid. “It can’t be right that in a fifth of the UK, people cannot use their phones to make a call. The Government isn’t prepared to let that situation continue.”
The consultation closes on 26th November.
Not all of the suggestions being examined in the consultation are proving …read more
Source:: Mobile App News