Mobile providers to improve Norfolk’s mobile coverage

Representatives from the four main mobile network providers in Norfolk will attend a county council meeting to discuss how mobile coverage in the county could be improved.

Senior figures from EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have agreed to meet with the council’s Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee to update councillors on their current investment plans and identify any opportunities to work together to improve the quality and scope of mobile data and voice coverage in Norfolk.

As well as the four mobile providers, representatives from the mobile networks trade body, Mobile UK, and the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce will attend the meeting.

Opportunities to improve mobile coverage in Norfolk could include identifying and trying to remove any common barriers, using public sector buildings and assets to host mobile infrastructure and better sharing of information.

Tom Garrod, chairman of the Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee, said: “We all know that mobile coverage in Norfolk is some way off where we want and need it to be.

“Rather than grumble and point fingers, we want to see if there are practical things we can do to help the situation. I’m really pleased the four major mobile providers have accepted our invitation to come and talk to the committee. With a willingness to work together this could be a watershed moment for mobile connectivity in the county.”

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