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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.