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OFCOM pledge to improve mobile coverage in rural areas

A campaign leaflet to improve coverage for isolated areas Credit: The Countryside Alliance

OFCOM has pledged to improve mobile phone coverage in rural areas in a move that's being welcomed by campaigners. The Countryside Alliance says the government's five point plan will improve services and so far, three of four mobile providers have hit their target of 90% of the UK population.

The Alliance says OFCOM's five point plan includes an undertaking to extend coverage to the 10% of the UK population who live in the most hard to reach areas. It's expected that the move will help hundreds living in the region's most isolated homes.