Trees obstruct over a quarter of UK mobile masts - EE

Monday 30 March 2015 | 13:04 CET | News
Around 10,000 of the 36,000 mobile masts in the UK are having problems picking up signals because of trees that operators were forced to plan when they built out their networks in the 1990s, the Telegraph reports, citing an estimate from mobile operator EE. The masts have remained at their height of 45 feet while the trees have grown and filled in with branches and foliage over 25 years. This is affecting reception along motorways, according to EE, which calls it a national problem. Government officials have reportedly told senior industry executives to rule out higher masts as part of its

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: EE
Countries: United Kingdom
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