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Collins Bartholomew Mobile Coverage Maps

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Dataset available only to University of Arizona affiliates. To obtain access, you must log in to ReDATA with your NetID. Data is for research use by each individual downloader only. Sharing and/or redistribution of any portion of this dataset is prohibited.

Collins Bartholomew is proud to be the official mapping partner of the GSMA, providing a range of mobile coverage map products and services on their behalf.

Each year they receive hundreds of coverage map submissions from Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) from around the world so they can provide the coverage map service on the GSMA’s website; Mobile World Live. This puts them in the enviable position of having access to mobile coverage data from an authoritative source that they can process to provide a map dataset showing aggregated 2G (GSM), 3G and 4G (LTE) coverage on a global basis.

Mobile Coverage Explorer data are provided as polygon vector data shapefiles, that may be processed and viewed using ArcGIS, QGIS, or other geographic information systems software.

Contains ESRI shapefiles for the three global network types: GSM (2007-2009, 2011-2015), 3G (2007-2009, 2011-2015), and 4G (2011-2015).

For inquiries regarding the contents of this dataset, please contact the Corresponding Author listed in the README.txt file. Administrative inquiries (e.g., removal requests, trouble downloading, etc.) can be directed to


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