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Anonymous
# Posted: 31 Jul 2013 11:08
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More phone masts being rolled out to cover 'not spots'
Not good news....

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23500781

Plan to tackle UK rural mobile black spots revealed
The government has published details of its plan to provide mobile coverage to 60,000 homes and businesses currently in black spots before the end of 2015.

It has named which parts of the country will share cash set aside for the project, and the order in which they will receive this investment.

It says efforts to identify sites for new masts are already under way in much of Wales, Lancashire and Aberdeenshire.

The Scottish Highlands are among areas where the work will be completed last.



A total of £150m has been set aside for the Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which was first announced in October 2011.

The money will be used to buy the right to erect masts on various properties and to pay for the infrastructure itself. The equipment will then be used by country's network operators, Vodafone, EE, O2 and Three.

The government says it hopes the first of the new sites will "go live" by the end of this year.

Phased approach

A map showing which areas are being given priority by communications infrastructure company Arqiva - which is running the project - has been published by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23500781
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Anonymous
# Posted: 31 Jul 2013 11:09
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23500780

UK completes 4G airwave clearance for mobile networks
The UK's 4G airwave clearance is set to be completed later this Wednesday, five months ahead of the original deadline.

Engineers are expected to sign off on work in the north-east of Scotland and the Western Isles, paving the way for more super-fast mobile networks.

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