Dutch govt considers back-up power requirement for mobile networks

Friday 16 February 2018 | 10:02 CET | News

The Dutch government is considering making secondary back-up power sources a requirement for mobile networks. In a debate in parliament, the state secretary Mona Keijzer said the ministry is conducting a cost-benefit analysis on the matter. 

MPs of the liberal VVD party defended the interests of mobile operators on the question. They see the responsibility lying with electricity networks and providers to ensure power is available and said the requirement should not be pushed onto the mobile sector. The minister acknowledged that small power outages were inevitable. 

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