Ofcom commits UK mobile operators to 90% geographical coverage

Ofcom has amended the licences of the UK’s four mobile operators to ensure 90% geographical coverage by 2017.

This is the result of a December 2014 agreement between EE, O2, Vodafone and Three to increase mobile coverage in the UK. 

The UK regulator also said it will shortly consult further on the annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands. 

In 2010, the UK government directed Ofcom to revise these fees to reflect full market value after the completion of the 4G auction.