Welcome news for holiday caravanners…The UK Government is moving forward with plans to deliver better mobile phone coverage in rural areas.
The £1.3 billion Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme aims to provide high quality 4G coverage to 95 per cent of the UK by 2025.
Four of the UK’s telecom major mobile phone companies will also invest in a new network of phone masts, which they will share, to try to eliminate partial “not-spots” often found on many holiday parks and campsites.
The Government funding will pay for new masts to be built five metres higher and enabling mobile network operators to fit more equipment on them to provide even more 4 and 5G coverage.
Matt Warman, UK minister for digital infrastructure said the propsals would allow the Government to “push on with making patchy or poor coverage a thing of the past.” Adding that “Mobile firms are making great progress boosting 4G and 5G services in countryside communities as part of their side of this landmark agreement.”
Subject to planning approvals the new tallermasts also include slimline “monopole” masts up to 15 metres high.
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