Why don’t mobile networks cover where people live?

Mobile phone coverage is pretty patchy in west Wales, but when I was gettingĀ a poor service indoors in Aberaeron I decided to look at the service provider map for the area. It gave some interesting results:


aberaron view





This first map is off 3’s website and shows the indoor and outdoor coverage for the town.

If you look at the second image you can see where the town is andand the vast expanse of unpopulated land around

If you compare the 2 maps you’ll see that Outdoor and Indoor coverage either occurs at sea or where there are no houses. It certainly doesn’t happen in the town.

Which makes me wonder why it is that mobile operators don’t built networks to cover the areas where people live?


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