Government not doing enough to address mobile not-spots

The National Infrastructure Commission has criticised the government for a lack of progress in addressing mobile network not-spots, particularly along key road and rail links.

Limited progress has been made on improving 4G Mobile Connectivity along the UK’s key road and rail routes, and the government is in danger of missing a “real and exciting” chance to build world-leading infrastructure for Britain.

The availability of mobile connectivity along the UK’s transport routes has become a contentious issue in the industry, as more and more people, particularly office-based commuters who rely on the national and suburban rail networks use their time spent on trains to catch up on emails, or while away delays by streaming Netflix.

There's also plans to scale motorway mobile connectivity beyond existing trials by the end of this year, with a particular emphasis on meeting the needs of future autonomous vehicles.

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