UK mobile coverage ‘regrettable’

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Mobile phone reception in the UK is “regrettable”, the Chairman of the national infrastructure Commission, Lord Adonis.

The comments on the day of the Lord Adonis, a public consultation will start in the UK’s infrastructure.

In an interview with the BBC, he also highlighted the congestion.

Lord Adonis, said traffic speeds in London have fallen dramatically in the last five years, and in much of the city were lower than in the year 1914.

He warned that without the intervention of the British state on roads, rails and in the air, face still, along with a deterioration of air quality.

“We have real, on the suppression of traffic jams and air pollution, because the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has rightly highlighted air pollution as a major Killer, and threats to the quality of life in London,” he said.To remain in productivity, growth ‘sluggish’

He also argued that phone companies must be pressed to increase investment in the mobile networks.

“We make a mobile phone call is rather like watching an early Charlie Chaplin black-and-white film, where the picture is blurry and it disappears every 10 seconds or so.

“And you try to make a phone call on a train and it is almost impossible, in many parts of the network,” he said.

Ofcom regulates the phone industry, said: “We agree that mobile to improve coverage, and we also want to see more people across the country access to faster broadband.

“Our rules mean that virtually all UK premises a 4G needs to receive signal, by the end of this year.”The United Kingdom challenges to the infrastructure – Lord Adonis

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4G and broadband speeds lag behind the United States, the Netherlands and JapanBetween 2012 and 2015, speeds on inner London’s roads fell by up to 9%Overcrowding on the train during rush hours in London by 45% between 2011 and 2016To meet more than 60% of the UK’s power plants will have to be replaced, carbon targets

Mr Adonis is the initiation of the consultation in Birmingham, together with the citizens of the five cities master.

West Midlands mayor Andy Street said it needed a “massive” investment in public transportation in its region.

Mr Street argued that investment in transport and communication could help to heal the UK’s sluggish growth in productivity.

“If you improve your mobile broadband speeds, improve the productivity of your company. If you reduce congestion you improve productivity,” he told the BBC’s Today programme.