Mobile coverage for voice and data (2G and 4G services) is below the England average in all areas of the county except the main cities* causing widespread concern amongst businesses and communities across the region.

The programme aims to improve network coverage so that people can make reliable mobile phone calls and use 4G across the whole geography of the county, including A and B roads, and rail services by 2022.
*Ofcom Connected Nations Report

MobileUK has cited Connecting Cambridgeshire as a case study for how local authorities can help to improve mobile coverage by adopting a proactive approach.

Read the full report on Councils and Connectivity: How local government can help to build mobile Britain


Mobile Phone Coverage Survey Work

Cambridgeshire County Council has commissioned a technical mobile phone coverage survey in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area to inform the work of the Connecting Cambridgeshire programme.

The programme aims to improve network coverage so that people can make reliable mobile phone calls and use 4G across the whole geography of the county, including A and B roads, and rail services by 2022.

The survey work, which took place during February and March 2019, involved an external company drive testing and walk testing to scan mobile coverage at a range of locations. Including A, B and C roads across the county, tourist attractions, parks, rail routes, etc.