Australia backs rural coverage with $297M in funding

Australia’s federal government, with support from state and local governments, as well as operators Telstra and Vodafone, will invest a total of AUD385 million ($297 million) to build 499 base stations in remote locations over the next three years. Public …

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10% of India’s villages lack mobile coverage

An estimated 10 per cent of India’s villages still have no mobile coverage, the Economic Times reported yesterday. Twenty years after mobile service was launched in the country of 1.3 billion people, almost 56,000 villages lack network coverage, according to …

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EE trials rural micro network

EE has announced it is to launch a micro network to connect some of UK’s rural communities that currently don’t have a reliable mobile or high speed broadband connection. The telco said it has successfully trialled the connected antenna technology in a Cumbrian village, and will connect 1,500 communities by the end of 2017.