As part of this endeavor, trials will include Open RAN mobile technology, which facilitates collaboration among various network providers’ equipment to enhance mobile coverage, transcending the limitations of exclusive network systems.
These trial locations encompass urban hubs like Glasgow, Cambridge, Liverpool, Bath, and the City of London, along with prominent sporting and entertainment venues such as Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. Additionally, charming seaside destinations like Blackpool and Worthing are included.
Sir John Whittingdale, the Minister for Data and Digital Infrastructure, emphasized the critical importance of a fast and reliable mobile connection, whether one is in a bustling city center or a rural village. He stressed the need for diverse and secure technology solutions to underpin the network effectively.