KPN promises to improve mobile coverage in less populated locations




KPN has announced that it plans to improve mobile coverage in less populated locations. This concerns in particular areas in the eastern half of the Netherlands, but also areas in North Holland and North Brabant.

Although KPN claims to have a range of more than 99 percent of the Dutch population and Dutch territory, the telecommunications company recognizes that the focus so far was on optimizing the connection in areas from 1500 inhabitants. KPN says it now wants to shift the focus to locations with lower population density.

According to KPN, it refers in particular to areas of Overijssel, Gelderland, Drenthe and Limburg but also to locations in North Holland and North Brabant, such as the Bommelerwaard. In these areas, the coverage should be improved, including through the use of new transmission techniques. The 800MHz- and 900MHz bands are used more often and in some cases there will be new masts to be put down. KPN draws a total of three years to address hundreds of locations with a poor mobile phone coverage.

KPN says it has decided to improve the network in response to signals from customers. The company will work closely with local authorities to address the weaknesses in its nationwide mobile network.

Last week, sent out four municipalities in the border region another urgent letter to Minister Kamp. They suggested that the minister providers must force if necessary to providing a fully comprehensive GSM network.

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