This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Proportion of UK premises with mobile coverage from at least one mobile network by mobile network technology type
Proportion of population covered by a mobile network, broken down by technology, refers to the percentage of inhabitants living within range of a mobile-cellular signal, irrespective of whether or not they are mobile phone subscribers or users.
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No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator.
The percentage of the population covered by a mobile cellular network can be considered as a minimum indicator for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) access since it provides people with the possibility to subscribe to and use mobile-cellular services to communicate. Over the last decade, mobile cellular networks have expanded rapidly and helped overcome very basic infrastructure barriers that existed when fixed-telephone networks – often limited to urban and highly populated areas - were the dominant telecommunication infrastructure. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||18 May 2023|
|Metadata last updated||18 May 2023|