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Mobile companies to share masts to improve rural signal

The Daily Telegraph reports that Britain’s main mobile operators – BT, 02, Three, and Vodafone – are nearing a deal to improve ‘patchy signals in the countryside’.

Despite previous reports that there were disputes between the companies, a two-pronged approach is currently being discussed. The plan would create a ‘new barter system to allow the operators to share masts more easily’.

According to The Telegraph: ‘Mobile bosses hope that the system would allow them to invest more efficiently and lift coverage towards the Government’s 95 per cent target without the need for more draconian regulations.’ BT’s consumer chief Marc Allera pledged in the paper today to provide rural areas with mobile coverage because ‘there are still too many people without access to this essential part of modern life’.

Full articles:

→ The Daily Telegraph - The end of the 'not spot'? Mobile companies to share masts to improve rural signal

→ The Daily Telegraph - Let’s back pledge to give rural areas mobile coverage

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