Catapult Brings Hybrid Satellite Connectivity to 5G Network Trials in Rural Dorset

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Enhanced connectivity for rural areas

Our everyday lives rely on being connected to the internet, whether to pay for something by card, video calling a friend or relative, or to keep on top of our emails. According to Ofcom, 91% of the UK can get reliable 4G from at least one operator but according to an ITV news article last year 8 out of 10 areas still struggled with inconsistent connectivity to the detriment of residents and businesses. A UK government commitment to improve coverage to 95% by 2022 is being supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) with various initiatives in place to increase rollout and develop research into new network requirements.

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