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4G service is now accessible in Perth and the surrounding areas of Perthshire starting from today.
O2 and Vodafone customers who are on a 4G plan will now be able to access the service across Perth and Perthshire, if 4G fails to load 3G service will automatically kick in.
Adrian Di Meo, CTO for Telefónica UK said “We’re pleased that our network investment will bring high speed mobile technology for the local residents and businesses connected to O2. In addition to switching on our 4G service, we’re the first UK mobile operator to upgrade our existing masts in Perth and Kinross to ensure we give a great experience for all our customers.”
By upgrading existing masts in the Perth and Kinross area to 4G, high speed mobile is being opened to the 147,000 residents and businesses who live, work and travel within the area.
Cllr John Kellas, Convenor of Perth & Kinross Council’s Enterprise and Infrastructure Committee, said, “I’m delighted that Auchterarder and the surrounding area will see a permanent improvement in mobile phone coverage as a result of these works being put in place for The Ryder Cup. Mobile coverage is increasingly important for local businesses, and this improvement means that Perth and Kinross – already so well connected in terms of transport and geography – will be equally well connected with high speed mobile coverage.”
EE, T-mobile and Three are yet to confirm whether 4G will be introduced this year.