Mobile network operators EE, O2, Three and Vodafone are investing in a network of new and existing shared phone masts, overseen by a jointly-owned company called Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited.
The world-first deal will be a huge boost for people across the country in rural areas and will deliver strong 4G coverage irrespective of which network provider people use. It means all four mobile network operators will deliver 95 per cent combined coverage across the whole of the UK by the end of 2025.
Trade publication, Pocket-Lint similarly reported that as Ofcom is about to auction off more 5G spectrum to the big four mobile networks, O2, EE, Vodafone and Three, the move will increase the amount of available airwaves for mobile services by a fifth (18 per cent), with a strong impetus on improving coverage outside of main urban areas.
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