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Mobile Phones: Northern Ireland

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 204229, tabled on 7 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of how many households in Northern Ireland will benefit from each phase of the Mobile Infrastructure Project; and what the current expected date of completion is for each phase of that project in Northern Ireland.

Answered on

14 July 2014

DCMS officials and our delivery partner Arqiva are continually reviewing potential locations for masts with the intention of providing coverage to as many premises as possible. Various challenges will have an impact on the number of premises we can reach and completion dates for individual masts, such as finding a suitable and sensitive location for a mast, obtaining planning permission, and ensuring masts can connect back into the existing network.