Scottish Rural Action today welcomed Scottish Government proposals to increase and improve mobile phone coverage in Scotland.
The proposals will see Scottish Government ministers work with the industry to maximise commercial investment in 4G mobile in Scotland, and ultimately support 5G-ready infrastructure across the country.
Operators involved include EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone.
Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy & Connectivity Fergus Ewing MSP said, “Ensuring high quality digital connectivity for people across Scotland is a priority for the Scottish Government. That is why we are doing everything we can to improve the case for investment in Scotland, despite this being the responsibility of the UK Government.
“Significant progress is being made towards meeting 4G coverage obligations, but we collectively recognise that coverage gaps will still remain in some of the most rural and remote areas.
“We will identify where those gaps will be after the commercial rollout, and together with the industry will jointly design technology solutions and business models that will allow services to be delivered by operators in a sustainable way.”