UK Networks Commit to Improved Coverage Plan

By David Murphy

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The UK’s four mobile network operators have finalised the Government’s deal to deliver improved mobile coverage for consumers across the UK. As part of the Government’s long-term economic plan, the Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has secured legal requirements from the four mobile networks to tackle poor signal issues in so-called ‘partial not-spots’. These are areas within the UK that have coverage from some but not all of the four mobile networks. Depending on the network consumers are on, they may have no coverage in these areas.

The mobile networks, EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have now made the deal legally binding by accepting amended licence conditions to reflect the agreement. This means that for the first time, Ofcom will be able to enforce a consistent signal strength requirement from each of the mobile network operators across the whole area they service, with obvious benefits for consumers.

“For far too long, too many parts of the UK have regularly suffered from poor mobile coverage, leaving them unable to make calls or send texts,” said Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid. “Now at last we have progress that will give the UK the world-class mobile phone coverage it needs and deserves. The deal will also bring …read more

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