Cell Coverage Is Good in Denmark, Report Shows

Business Agency examined 417 so-called Mobile holes, and there was coverage from at least one telecommunications company, in all areas with only four exceptions.

Business Agency has just published its long-awaited report of mobile holes in Denmark. And the result may be a surprise to some, there are not so many mobile holes in Denmark.

The background for the report was to KL, Danish regions, telecommunications industry and business and growth, the Ministry agreed to get mapped the extent of mobile holes in Denmark. 

The municipalities have in connection with the mapping, among other things, help to identify a large proportion of these mobile holes, as the report has examined.

But also mobile holes as has been reported in the press are included and studied. There was further examined whether the outdoor coverage corresponds to the coverage, as mobile phone companies shows on their websites.

Many measurements and phones

Measurements were made of the Danish Technological Institute, and used four different phone models: Nokia C2-01, Nokia 1800, iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S III. In other words, two standard phones and two smartphones.

Coverage from each of the four mobile phone operators with own mobile networks is explored by making calls outdoor from all phones through all four mobile networks. Success criterion was whether an interview could be carried out.

16 calls were made, spread across the four phones in each of the 417 mobile holes. All in all, 6672 measurements.

Surprising result for some

The result of the technological Institute polls come enough behind on many: Only on four out of the 417 locations in advance was designated as mobile holes, it was not possible to implement a single call regardless of which phone or mobile networks that were used. Four other spots, it was not possible to make calls in one or more of the four mobile networks, even though there were used various phones.

At 155 of points, it was possible to make calls in all four mobile networks with at least one of the four mobile phones.

At 254 of points, it was possible to make calls in all four mobile networks with all four cell phones.

It means quite specifically that on 409 of points, it was possible to implement voice calls in all four networks. It corresponds to similar to that it is possible to make voice calls in about 98 percent of the tested mobile holes.

The result will surely be surprised a share local politicians.

We have on Mobilsiden.dk previously mentioned TV 2s less fortunate attempts to identify mobile holes in Denmark, so the result in the new official report does not come completely behind us.

There are areas with poor mobile coverage in Denmark, but you explained is not as widespread as the media and local politicians are blowing it up to.

Coasts and forest areas are problematic

The four mobile holes, which could not be achieved was either coastal or wooded areas.

According to the report, as were the three points at Stevns, Falster and Bornholm. The three mobile holes are characterized by being close to the coast under a hillside or wooded areas down towards the water.

In the report it appears that on such spots can occur shadow effects, so there is no mobile coverage can be obtained from the cell towers farther inside the country. It is a well known phenomenon, as many tourists each year experience especially along the West coast of Jutland.
The problem with shadow effects, we have previously explained about in this web-Tv feature.

The fourth mobilhul was on the yacht lundvej in Ulfborg. Cell gap is in the midst of a Ulfborg-Stråsø plantation. The area is located between Herning and Holstebro, Ringkøbing and consists of some of the country’s biggest forest and moorland. There are very few houses and roads in the area, which is probably also the reason why both the army, nature lovers and local West Jutland wolves are to find in the area.

It may not get behind on the few that have poor mobile coverage area, since mobile signals typically becomes blocked by just a few hundred meters forest, and since there is no set up cell towers in the area, so are only sporadic coverage in most of the area.

Difference on mobile phones

The test also showed a big difference between sending and receiving conditions at the various phones.

The best mobile phone (Nokia 1800) on the best mobile networks (TDC) could implement calls in 408 out of the 417 mobile holes.

The worst cell phone (iPhone 4S) at the bottom-most mobile networks (Telenor) conducted the only call in 373 out of the 417 mobile holes.

Apparently, telecommunications companies can provide mobile manufacturers a large part of the blame for the bad coverage. But the telecommunications companies get, however, also a repremante.

Telecommunications carriers ‘ coverage maps are not good enough

The report reveals that there are problems with telecommunications carriers ‘ coverage maps. In up to half of the 38 mobile holes with the most connectivity issues, telecommunications carriers ‘ coverage maps do not correspond with reality.

Telecommunications companies, dæknigskort is simply too positive, and the maps indicate coverage in areas where call could not be implemented in practice.

The report also highlights that it is difficult to compare the telecommunications carriers ‘ coverage maps, if you want to examine whether there is coverage at a specific location.