Every tenth experiencing problems with mobile coverage in the home. The problem is worst in sparsely populated areas

Some places in Norddjurs and Syddjurs Municipality is mobile coverage so bad that you can not get through to the emergency services.

But also in many other rural areas and small towns, many Danes still believe that mobile coverage at their place of residence is far from good enough.

Nationally, ten percent affected by the problem, according to a new survey of more than 2,000 Danes aged 18-70 years by Userneeds for Engineering Association (IDA).

But especially in small towns with less than 1,000 inhabitants and in rural areas, citizens are little impressed by mobile coverage. Here experiencing 23 and 25 percent coverage problems according to the study.

In the fall secured a frequency auction that 2,185 households, businesses and homes in rural got views for improved network and mobile coverage.

A step in the right direction

That’s according to IDA’s telecommunications expert Thomas Haagendal a step in the right direction. But he believes that there are still too many who have unreasonably bad connections.

– Good mobile connections is the premise that we as citizens can care for work, school, contact with public authorities and the personal network.

Good mobile connections is the premise that we as citizens can care for work, school, contact with public authorities and the personal network

Thomas Haagendal, telecommunications expert

– In addition, it is no good, that citizens and businesses opt to settle in certain areas of Denmark due to poor coverage, he said.

Also Steffen Damsgaard, president of the Rural Districts, believes that mobile and broadband coverage is crucial for people to buy new homes.

– It may well be that people do not move from a place with poor cellular coverage. But it also becomes harder to sell the house. To turn peeps both homebuyers and businesses in mobile coverage when they need to consider how they will settle down, he says.

Therefore, the continued poor coverage in less populated areas, according to Steffen Damsgaard unsatisfactory.

– The pigeon’s not in 2017, a dial, you can not receive or outcome of the conversation. Not when the telecommunications industry is talking about, that every year invested billions in better mobile coverage, he said.