Rural coverage slowed by planning laws, BT fibre, financing

Monday 4 May 2015 | 19:45 CET | News
The extension of mobile networks in rural areas is being hampered by old-fashioned planning laws, a lack of BT fibre connectivity, and the financial viability of rural deployments, writes mobile operator Vodafone UK's networks manager, John McCracken, on the company blog. In his post, he recounts that it has taken more than a year to build a mast in the Isle of Coll, Scotland, which brought 2G, 3G and 4G services to the remote location. The reason island of 200 inhabitants is now covered is because the Scottish government paid for the structure and power supply. Vodafone provided the

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Companies: BT / Vodafone UK
Countries: United Kingdom
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