Poor mobile phone coverage should be a thing of the past as the Government champions a £1 billion deal with the mobile phone industry to banish rural not-spots through the creation of a Shared Rural Network.
The move will bring 4G coverage to 95 per cent of the UK by 2025 and be a huge boost for consumers. More people in rural areas will benefit from the speed and efficiency of services on the go - from booking travel, shopping online or speaking to friends and family.
This would be a world-first deal with EE, O2, Three and Vodafone investing in a network of new and existing phone masts they would all share. Consumers will be able to rely on their own provider’s network to use their mobile phones wherever they are.
This will be especially important for areas around the Eastons, the Hallingbury’s and Pleshey as well as Elmdon who currently experience very poor mobile coverage. Kemi has previously made representations to the Government in support of such a scheme and will continue to work to ensure it is implemented.