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'Continued investment' needed to improve Wales' mobile connectivity

Continued investment is needed to improve mobile connectivity in Wales, according to the Welsh Conservatives.

Ofcom has found 12% of the country’s land mass receives no mobile signal at all and a half of all homes cannot get enough signal to access the internet.

It is unacceptable that in many parts of Wales you still can’t enough mobile signal to make a phone call.

Improved mobile coverage is essential for the Welsh economy, particularly in rural Wales. Yet almost half of all homes can’t get good enough signal to access the internet, which is having a huge impact on businesses.

We need to see continued investment in Wales’ mobile infrastructure, because improved coverage will help to deliver jobs and economic security.

– Russell George AM, Shadow Economy Secretary

A summit was held earlier this year to address some of the issues facing mobile phone coverage here and was top of the agenda at the Royal Welsh Show in July.

Network operators came together to discuss poor signal in Wales, particularly in rural areas.

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