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 Connectivity Issues: UK government 'must take action' on 5G

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Date posted: 14/12/2016

he rollout of the UK's future 5G mobile network must be handled better than 4G was, according to a new report.

The current 4G network ranks only 54th in the world in terms of coverage, a panel of government-appointed experts has said.

The National Infrastructure Commission said there must be far fewer dead spots the next time round.

Ofcom welcomed the report but indicated the study that gave rise to the ranking might not be reliable.

The communications regulator's targets are based on the percentage of properties that have access to a mobile phone signal rather than coverage to all parts of the country.

"We agree that mobile coverage must improve, so we're pleased the NIC shares our ambition for universal coverage," said a spokesman for the communications regulator.

"Our rules mean that virtually all UK premises must receive a 4G signal by the end of next year, and we're also making more airwaves available to boost mobile broadband.

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