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UK carriers reject government-proposed national roaming scheme, report claims

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British mobile operators have, according to a Sunday article in the Financial Times, rejected a proposal by the government to have them share their networks. The plan was formulated as a way of ensuring mobile coverage in rural areas where the economics of building out the network aren’t so positive – it would let an underserved EE subscriber, for example, roam onto O2’s network if that offered a nearby mast. However, the carriers reportedly claimed this was a no-go on both technical and legal grounds, leaving the government asking that they come up with a better idea to achieve the same aim.

One Response to “UK carriers reject government-proposed national roaming scheme, report claims”

  1. This should have been done from day one as mobile coverage, on any of the UK networks, is often poor, even in highly populated areas, e.g. London.

    Really there needs to be some kind of SLA, as all the networks seem to think it is okay to offer poor service. I’d happily pay a lot more to get a high quality service, but this isn’t an available option.