3G coverage is worst in the UK
A REPORT published last week has found that Scotland has the worst third generation (3G) coverage in the UK.
The report from the telecoms watchdog, Ofcom, found that a quarter of Scotland’s landmass has no mobile coverage and that, at 97.1 per cent, Scotland has the lowest proportion of premises in the vicinity of which a 3G signal can be received.
This compares with 99.6 per cent in England and a UK-wide average of 99.3 per cent.
Back in 2014, Argyll and Bute was listed as the worst affected area in mainland Scotland for poor coverage, with 42.4 per cent of the area in a partial ‘not-spot’.
‘Not-spots’ are areas where there is coverage from some, but not all, of the four main mobile networks.
In the coming months, Ofcom will publish maps enabling consumers to compare operators’ mobile coverage throughout the UK. The maps will enable users to zoom to a specific location, or simply enter a place name or postcode, and receive data on coverage for each mobile network - down to 100 square metres.