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UK government, operators reach deal to boost mobile coverage

Thursday 18 December 2014 | 09:14 CET | News
The UK government and the country's four mobile network operators, EE, O2, Vodafone and 3 have reached a binding agreement to increase network coverage rather than establishing a national roaming agreement, which the operators opposed. The carriers have collectively agreed to invest GBP 5 billion to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017. They pledged to provide guaranteed voice and text coverage from each operator across 90 percent of the UK geographic area by 2017, halving the current 'partial not-spots', areas where consumers have coverage from some but not all mobile networks. The

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 UK / EE / O2 / Ofcom / Vodafone
Countries: United Kingdom
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