How to connect rural Britain –

time to think again?

The benefits of a shared rural network

Download our latest insight guide to find out if the proposed shared rural network (SRN) will fulfil the promise.

The four main Mobile Operators reached agreement on how they wanted to tackle the poor rural mobile coverage in the UK. Although the various announcements make it clear that a gold-plated commercial deal has not been settled yet.

We have been encouraging this approach on how to release the brakes and connect the communities on rural coverage for a while now – we’ve even proposed what an effective solution to the problem could look like.

Let’s hope it’s not a box-ticking exercise – and that the government remains open to different approaches and possibly better solutions.


In this insight guide on rural mobile coverage we explore:

  If there needs to be further consideration of the October SRN proposal by the four operators

The advantages of pooling spectrum

Why the New Zealand SRN model has been successful

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UK land mass lacks coverage


investment by Government and MNOs 


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