Ofcom gives 3G licensees coverage the thumbs up

17 Feb 2009

Britain’s telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed that all five 3G licensees had maintained their coverage obligations at the end of 2008. As part of their 3G licence terms Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange, 3 UK and Vodafone were all required to offer 3G services to 80% of the UK’s population by the end of December 2007. Only O2 failed to meet the original deadline, reaching the target in May 2008. As part of a routine assessment of the operators services however, Ofcom has noted that all five cellcos had maintained the level of coverage as of 31 December 2008.