Mobile networks: why sometimes there is no range




Last month, a fire broke out in the stables of the mother of singer Marga Bult in the border village Lattrop, north of Enschede. The person who first discovered the fire, wild, 112, but none of the Dutch providers had there range.


Since then Bult itself as an advocate of “real rural area”, if it is only for calling 112 in an emergency. Until now it seems to be a success; the Ministry of Economic Affairs to talk to providers about the situation.

Range is one of the biggest complaints about mobile networks. And rightly so, a limited range can cost lives in emergencies, but if there is no emergency, it can be for people and businesses have harmful effects. The same applies to mobile Internet; if data does not come through, sometimes people get important emails and other messages within.

Why is there not always reach or mobile internet? What can providers do to ensure that there is coverage everywhere? A provider with poor coverage in that area will lose many customers and so there is always keen to work, the mobile connections good but why is it still occasionally, here and there wrong?

This story is the second in a series on the Dutch mobile networks. Tweakers talked to people who manage the networks and make decisions in the three major providers KPN, Vodafone and T-Mobile. They explain what is behind the dashes or dots that your phone shows up in the picture and what the future holds for the mobile networks in the Netherlands.


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