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July 30, 2011

Action urged on mobile notspots

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by the BBC

The Communications Consumer Panel estimates 1,400 base stations need to be built in rural areas. The upcoming 4G mobile auction should be used as an opportunity to upgrade the UK’s mobile infrastructure, says an advisory group.The Communications Consumer Panel said regulator Ofcom should oblige operators to extend services to rural areas.It also suggested the money made by selling off the airwaves could be used to upgrade rural coverage. It estimates that three million people live in mobile “not-spots”. The panel said it did not believe that new 4G services would extend beyond existing coverage.

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