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Three UK starts build on first joint site in the UK’s Shared Rural Network

Megan Robinson
December 14, 2022

Work is underway across all home nations as part of the wider SRN programme, with 51 new sites now live

Three has started work on the first joint site in the UK’s Shared Rural Network (SRN) which aims to transform connectivity for residents and businesses on the Isle of Mull.

The joint site is one of 66 sites across Argyll and Bute that will provide 4G connectivity through the SRN programme- which aims to grow geographic coverage from 56 per cent of Scotland’s landmass to at least 72pc by 2024. 

The new site is expected to go live in early 2023 and will deliver connectivity to Vodafone and O2 customers due to an agreement that will see each mobile network operator (MNO) build 74 shared sites.

Two further sites in Argyll and Bute and Aberdeenshire will start to be built by Three before Christmas as it makes improvements to the programme in Scotland. 

Iain Milligan, CNO of Three UK, said: “Mobile connectivity is absolutely critical for communities in every part of the UK, helping to support the local economy and keeping people connected with their friends and family.

“I am proud that Three is leading the way by delivering the first of these shared sites in the Scottish Isles where I believe it will have a transformative effect on coverage.”

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