Scots MPs spend £50,000 on better mobile reception

The home of the Scottish parliament, the Holyrood building, is planning to spend up to £50,000 to boost indoor mobile phone reception, according to the The Scotsman. The paper says Scots MPs have been uphappy with reception since the building opened several years ago.

The parliament uses Vodafone as its network supplier, but apparently its the building itself rather than the operator that’s to blame for the weak signal. Work on improving coverage started this week, says The Scotsman, with a system of pico cells being used to increase mobile reception.

For £50,000, you’d hope the MPs are using some pretty critical applications on their mobiles.

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