The government in the UK has been pushing the mobile carriers like EE, to offer cross network roaming in an attempt to bring wider coverage to mobile networks in rural areas, and get rid of black spots , although the mobile carriers have been reluctant to do this.
Now mobile carrier EE has come up with a possible alternative solution, a new Micro Network which will bring 3G and 4G mobile data and voice services to rural areas which have poor coverage.
The company intends to connect more than 1,500 communities in the UK with this new micro network by 2017, and they have started rolling out the service in the village of Sebergham in Cumbria, which has around 347 residents.
With this innovative new technology, we have the capability to connect every community in the UK, and we estimate that we’ll be able to bring reliable voice coverage and high speed mobile broadband to more than 1,500 places for the first time by 2017.
“We’ve been working closely with Government on the long-term ambition to bring voice coverage to more of the UK, and we believe that this world-first technology will demonstrate significant advancements against that vision.”
It will be interesting to se if EE’s new micro network will be able to connect parts of the UK that suffer from low or no coverage, you can find out more details over at EE at the link below.
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