Have your say on consultation over technology to boost mobile signals

Denbighshire County Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say on whether technology to boost mobile signals should be legalised for DIY use.

Regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation on a proposal to legalise mobile phone repeaters, which allow for a mobile signal to be amplified within a building or vehicle.

The use of repeaters or ‘signal boosters’ installed by consumers themselves is currently unlawful. Their installation can cause interference to mobile reception and affect nearby users.

Ofcom is now proposing certain mobile phone repeaters should be allowed to be used under a range of conditions, enabling household and businesses to boost their mobile signal themselves.

Denbighshire County Council is encouraging businesses and residents to have their say by taking part. 

Earlier this year the Council joined forces with Denbigh’s Henllan Bakery to encourage residents and staff to download Ofcom’s app which assesses mobile signal quality to identify not-spots in the county.

As part of its Digital Denbighshire scheme the Council is identifying areas affected by poor or non-existent 3G and 4G coverage and investigating opportunities for improving connectivity.

To take part visit www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/mobile-phone-repeaters

Posted on Thursday 13th April 2017