Do you remember that survey that the BBC was doing a couple of months ago into mobile data coverage in the UK?
We posted about it HERE.
Well the results are in and the news isn’t that great!
UK operators suggest there is a 90% 3G coverage, but the BBC’s survey would suggest that the majority only got a 3G signal 75% of the time.
The need for 3G has been heightened with the mass adoption of smartphones and the desire to do things on the move. We all pay for coverage in our data bundles but it seems like we are just not getting the service and coverage we would expect.
With 3G being on average 10 times faster than 2G it is fair to say that many of us would prefer a 3G signal.
Ok so the results are only a snapshot of the picture and account only for the 44,600 people who downloaded it, but with 1.7 million hours worth of data consumed during the survey that is a very sizable survey.
Of course the networks have seen the negative side of things and wished for more accurate data, which is fair, but they must take notice of some obvious gaps.
No doubt the BBC will pass through more detailed information that is available here for public consumption, but we are hoping the networks take this information on board and look to improve the situation.
For full details, visit the BBC article HERE.