DCMS and Arqiva reveal locations of Mobile Infrastructure Projectsadmin
Government has this week revealed the first locations that will be covered by the £150m Mobile Infrastructure Project. In an announcement on the DCMS site, mobile phone coverage will be increased in areas where no coverage is currently available. Cornwall, Northumberland, Strabane, Aberdeenshire and Powys are among the areas that stand to benefit most from the project, with the first sites due to “go live” by the end of this year.
The four Mobile Network Operators (EE, Telefonica, Three and Vodafone) will be providing coverage from the sites and funding their operating costs for the twenty-year life of the project.
Communications Minister Ed Vaizey MP stated “This project will see mobile phone coverage extended to many of the people who currently live and work in areas where there is none. The project will provide a significant boost to local economies across the UK, and will be instrumental in helping Britain win the global race.”