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UK Operators Face Tight Deadlines To Roll Out Shared Rural Network

Jul 29, 2022 | Author : Gareth Owen

Ensuring all citizens have access to mobile and fixed networks is a priority for many governments around the world. However, providing connectivity in the sparsely populated regions of any country is usually commercially challenging. As a result, governments in several countries - including Austria, Finland, France, New Zealand and the UK - are turning to shared networks projects in a bid to improve overall mobile coverage in their countries. 
This report provides an overview of the Shared Rural Network (SRN) project in the UK, including key project details, deadlines and coverage obligations and compares SRN’s business model with other SRN networks around the world. 

Table of Contents:

  • Key Business Assumptions
  • Overview of SRN Project
  • Key Project Details
    • Operator Committments
    • Coverage Obligations
    • Emergency Services Network
  • Project Status and Timelines
  • SRN Business Models
    • Spectrum Pooling
    • Active Equipment Sharing
    • Fixed Broadband Access
    • Targeted Coverage
  • SRNs Around the World
    • Austria
    • Finland
    • France
    • New Zealand
  • Opportunities for open RAN
  • Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 12
Publication Date: July 2022


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