Mobile operators sign up to coverage improvements

Posted at February 2, 2015 | Categories : News

The Government has secured legal requirements from the UK’s four mobile network operators to deliver improved mobile coverage across the UK.

EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have also accepted amended licence conditions, meaning that for the first time, Ofcom will be able to enforce consistent signal strength from each operator across the area they service.

The agreement will result in:

A £5 billion investment programme to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017.

Guaranteed voice and text coverage from each operator across 90% of the UK geographic area by 2017, halving the areas currently blighted by patchy coverage.

Ofcom says it will be monitoring progress.