David Hanson – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David Hanson on 2015-11-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which areas of Wales (a) have access to 4G and (b) are planned to receive access to 4G by 2016-17; and if he will make a statement.

Mr Edward Vaizey

Improving mobile coverage is a priority for Government. Government reached a landmark agreement with mobile network operators in 2014 to provide coverage to 90% of UK landmass, and the licence obligation on Telefonica (O2) will provide indoor 4G coverage to at least 95 per cent of premises in Wales by 2017. Ofcom is responsible for monitoring and enforcing this requirement and publishes coverage information on its online maps available at www.maps.ofcom.org.uk