Arqiva bags £1m contract to boost North Yorkshire’s mobile network coverage

Arqiva has been awarded a contract valued at £1 million by North Yorkshire County Council, through a competitive tender process, to build masts to improve the county’s mobile network coverage.

Arqiva will liaise with its mobile network operator (MNO) customers to finalise the best locations for additional masts, which are expected to be operational by March 2020.

Firms were invited to bid to erect masts after a survey commissioned by the County Council identified several locations in North Yorkshire that currently have no 4G coverage. Funding for the work comes from the Government’s Local Growth Fund grant secured by the County Council from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership (YNYER LEP). The successful firm will have access to grant funds as and when a suitable mast site is identified and an MNO agrees to provide mobile services from that site.

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