The combined powers of 3 and T-Mobile activated their 10,000th 3G cell site in the UK last week, adding coverage and capacity for data-hungry consumers.
Mass expansion of existing sites began after the networks signed a ground breaking agreement to share, forming the 50/50 joint venture Mobile Broadband Network Limited to manage combined 3G access. When completed by around October this year, the project will manage 13,000 3G sites.
Antenna 10,000 was connected at Shooters Hill in London last week, bringing outdoor coverage to around 93% of the population. Indoor coverage will continue to improve as the project nears completion. UK 3G services certainly needs the shot in the arm, with smartphone and dongle access pushing current capacity to the limit.
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Originally published at OneMobileRing.com