The UK government is encouraging major carriers to provide better innovation as broadband service will be expanded to rural areas. Mobile operators in the UK will meet providers of fixed broadband services for a plan to provide high-performance broadband coverage to all areas of the countries in the next five years. The move should benefit prepaid subscribers with constant requirements for data access.
The government has allocated £250 million to help covering areas currently not included by existing programs. The BDUK project is regularly criticized due to potentially flawed process that may benefit only the current national telecoms incumbent, BT.
Executives from Three UK, Vodafone and EE are asked to attend the meeting to discuss ways for them to cover hardest to reach areas in the UK. This could be achieved by giving communities opportunities to get involved more. So far, the strategy is focused only on providing them with fixed-line broadband.
Network providers hope that they can fill the gap with various mobile technologies, including with 4G capabilities, alongside conventional options with fibre optics. A telecom executive said they could be problem with rolling out 4G services with infrastructure used by BT.