Best and worst places for 4G coverage in the UK revealed

Best and worst places for 4G coverage in the UK revealed

There can be no question that 4G has played a substantial role in encouraging the rise of flexible working both in the UK and abroad.

However, new figures released by communications have suggested the quality of 4G coverage throughout the UK is anything but universal.

The numbers, included in Ofcom's Connected Nations 2015 report, found that 98.2 per cent of buildings in Derby can receive a strong 4G signal from the four main network providers: Vodafone, O2 , EE and Three.

Derby was found to have the best coverage out of anywhere in the UK and was only found to be below the 100 per cent mark due to Three's superfast network not being as well established as its rivals.

Sandwell in the West Midlands came second in the rundown with slightly lower coverage of 98 per cent, while Nottingham and Wolverhampton recorded 97.6 per cent.

However, it was not all good news, with seven areas found to be out of reach of the four main suppliers, including Cornwall, Aberdeenshire, Somerset, Hull, Herefordshire, Perth and Kinross and Shropshire.

Although there have already been murmurs of 5G being on the horizon, networks are still rolling out 4G coverage across the country, with only 46 per cent of all premises across the UK currently covered by all four networks during 2015.

That number is still a slight improvement on the figure of 37 per cent for 2014, while only ten per cent of UK buildings had no 4G coverage from any network.