Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Clear as mud on coverage

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 25 November 16

EE's network proclamation put under the microscope after CEO kicks off coverage campaign.

It is time for the industry to "get clear on coverage," said EE chief executive Marc Allera this week, which means talking about network coverage in terms of landmass and not population. To mark the occasion, the BT-owned operator switched on its 800-MHz spectrum at 700 cell sites across the country, instantly filling in 5,000 square kilometres of 4G notspots, and improving indoor coverage for half a million homes. In the spirit of being clear on coverage, this is the sort of rallying cry that Total Telecom would expect from someone whose company is contractually obliged to reach a certain threshold of geographic 4G coverage under the terms of an emergency services network (ESN) deal it won in late 2015…

It is time for the industry to "get clear on coverage," said EE chief executive Marc Allera this week, which means talking about network coverage in terms of landmass and not population. To mark the occasion, the BT-owned operator switched on its 800-MHz spectrum at 700 cell sites across the country, instantly filling in 5,000 square kilometres of 4G notspots, and improving indoor coverage for half a million homes. In the spirit of being clear on coverage, this is the sort of rallying cry that Total Telecom would expect from someone whose company is contractually obliged to reach a certain threshold of geographic 4G coverage under the terms of an emergency services network (ESN) deal it won in late 2015…

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