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Old 17-09-2021, 15:25   #40
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Re: Landlines to be axed by 2025

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Originally Posted by Hom3r View Post
currently, IIRC all 999 calls will piggyback on the best signal, regardless if it is your operator or not.


So if that can be done, surely it's easy to allow them to make ordinary calls
Itís technically easy but not desirable. Cells have limited capacity, as we know only too well around here. Most of the year I can get close to 150Mbps from my local EE cell, which is its maximum. But for a few weeks in the summer when all the local caravan sites are full Iím lucky to get 2Mbps download in the evening. Now, EE is the only functional network in the area, and it struggles to cope at times, just from an influx of its own customers. Imagine the havoc if they just allowed any phone to use the cell.

Infrastructure sharing, I think, is likely to go little further than tower sharing. Each network operator is going to have to put their own hardware on the tower and ensure thereís enough backhaul capacity for their needs.
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