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Old 30-07-2013, 16:50
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Good news that the government has released a plan for Arqiva to erect masts in no coverage areas -

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23500781
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Old 30-07-2013, 17:07
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Good news that the government has released a plan for Arqiva to erect masts in no coverage areas -

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23500781
This isn't exactly new news but it is nice to see the areas they are going to be concentrating on. It would be nice if it could be increased to 99% coverage for the UK. Not sure how likely that is though.
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Old 30-07-2013, 17:08
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Nice to see that Cornwall and Devon aren't last for this. Normally we are.
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Old 30-07-2013, 17:10
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About time too.
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Old 30-07-2013, 18:47
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Yeah, looking good.

http://arqiva.com/press-releases/mob...-massive-boost
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Old 30-07-2013, 18:47
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I see us be in phase 2 down yer!!

http://arqiva.com/dotAsset/3accce12-...c233d83317.jpg
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Old 30-07-2013, 18:51
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Crikey, Wales are going to benefit a lot.

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...aps_vFinal.pdf
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Old 30-07-2013, 21:41
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Wales will be benefitting very soon..
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Old 30-07-2013, 22:03
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Great to see the great signal hole that is Northumberland is hopefully going to get sorted!!
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Old 30-07-2013, 23:30
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Seems a touch old lol
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:52
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Why isn't it achieving 99% - what is it set to achieve instead?
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:54
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Why isn't it achieving 99% - what is it set to achieve instead?
Perhaps they decided that would cost a lot more for little extra benefit.

The areas that they are targeting appear to be places that have no real coverage to speak of. They still exist, my grandparents live in such a place. If you're very lucky you will get a scrap of O2 2G signal but nothing else from the other networks.
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Old 01-08-2013, 14:25
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Because as the networks found the last 1-2% is close to impossible without spending crazy money in the separate 4 countries ie Scotland, Wales etc..
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Old 01-08-2013, 15:45
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Because as the networks found the last 1-2% is close to impossible without spending crazy money in the separate 4 countries ie Scotland, Wales etc..
Plus those areas are very sparsely populated anyway so there wouldn't be much return income from them.
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Old 02-08-2013, 13:27
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