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Government claims major leap in rural 5G roll-out plans

i News reports this week that rural communities will receive a boost to mobile phone coverage next year as radio waves previously used for TV signals have been made available for mobile use

20 million homes in the UK retuned their Freeview last month, the last wave in a three-year project, making more bandwidth available for mobile phones.

The 700MHz spectrum bandwidth, which has been made available, is ideal for carrying signals into buildings and across long distances.

It has been hailed as a ‘major milestone’ for improving mobile coverage across the country as one third of the UK currently suffers from little to no coverage.

Full articles:

i News - Rural mobile and 5G coverage to receive boost after former Freeview spectrum cleared

ComputerWeekly.com - UK government claims major leap in rural 5G roll-out plans

Daily Mail - UK government announces 700Mhz radio spectrum is 'clear for 5G' after a £350 million project to retune 20 MILLION TVs ahead of the auction in January

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