Ofcom to crowdsource UK mobile coverage
Regulator Ofcom is calling on the UK's 20 million Android users to help build a map of the UK's mobile coverage.
Users are being asked to download an app that will automatically measure voice-call reliability, signal strength and data speeds.
The data - which will be anonymised - will form part of a detailed comparison study of telecoms operators in 2017.
There will be no iPhone version due to its restrictions on apps that run continuously in the background.
"Our research aims to build an independent benchmark for both consumers and industry," said an Ofcom representative.... read more
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