Operators reject govt demand for national roaming - report

Monday 8 September 2014 | 09:22 CET | News
UK telecom executives have rejected a government demand to improve mobile phone coverage in rural areas, forcing ministers to consider new options, two people familiar with the discussions told the Financial Times. Culture secretary Sajid Javid has made "national roaming" an important part of attempts to boost mobile coverage before the 2015 general election. It would allow customers to use any operator's network for voice calls in so-called "not spots", areas where their carrier offers no coverage. Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey, who has taken oversight of the project, is seeking mobile

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: EE / O2 / Vodafone
Countries: United Kingdom
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