The Shared Rural Network (SRN) will see industry and government working together to deliver faster and more reliable mobile connectivity to boost productivity and investment in rural areas.
Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL), a joint venture of all four mobile operators, manages and runs the SRN programme and provides reporting and tracking information for the four MNOs, DCMS and Ofcom. To contact DMSL about the SRN, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SRN was developed by the UK’s four mobile network operators (MNOs). As a result of the programme, 4G coverage will be delivered to 95% of the UK by the end of the programme. To check current 4G coverage in your area, please visit the Ofcom coverage checker.
The SRN will be funded jointly by the mobile operators and government. The MNOs are contributing £532 million to close almost 70% of partial not spots – areas where there is currently only coverage from at least one, but not all operators – increasing choice and competition for people and businesses in rural areas.
If you have a question relating to your mobile service or are experiencing issues with your mobile coverage, please contact your mobile network operator’s customer service team.
As part of the SRN, new masts will be built to target areas with no mobile coverage, funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) who are contributing £500 million to the programme.
The SRN is supported by the trade association for the UK’s MNOs, Mobile UK. For more information about how you can support the SRN in your area, please contact the mobile network operators’ representative body.