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Which? calls for rural 4G infrastructure sharing deal

August 09, 2019 / Steve McCaskill

Consumer watchdog Which? has urged mobile operators and the government to conclude to a network sharing arrangement if a target of 95 per cent landmass 4G coverage is to be achieved. The organisation has published a report that shows 80 per cent of the 650 UK parliamentary constituencies do not have complete 4G coverage from all four major operators – EE, O2, Vodafone and Three. Although the issue predominantly affects rural constituencies, some towns and cities – including Brighton, Cardiff, Sheffield, and Leeds – cannot claim complete connectivity. National roaming could boost rural 4G. EE begins phase one of 5G rollout. What is 5G? Everything you need to know. Rural 4G coverage. Nearly a quarter of all English constituencies have complete coverage from all four operators, but only three in Scotland can claim the same feat. Cardiff Central is the only constituency in Wales, while there are none in Northern Ireland.