More rural locations added in ESN build-out


EE has completed its 500th new Emergency Services Network site, located in Glencoe, Scotland.

According to the company, the site will cover around 65 square kilometres of the Highlands, operating on an 800MHz signal. Thirty new ESN installations have been completed across the course of the summer, including infrastructure in the Lake District, South Downs National Park, and Devon and Cornwall.

Speaking of the build-out process, ESN managing director at EE, Richard Harrap, said: “With the Emergency Services Network, we are focused on building the coverage where [users] need it most, to ensure they can best protect and serve society.

“Our new site builds - alongside the upgrades to existing 4G masts for ESN - has meant expanded coverage in rural and hard-to-reach areas. We’re welcoming other operators to share these sites to reduce the amount of infrastructure on the ground.”

Digital infrastructure minister Matt Warman said: "[With ESN] we’re creating a world-class communication system for the emergency services. This significant investment from EE provides resilience and assurance for the residents, businesses and tourists of Glencoe.”

EE plan to add a hundred more ESN sites in the coming months.

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