4G services coming to Alnwick

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Mobile-phone network O2 will soon be launching 4G in Alnwick, enabling faster mobile internet.

O2 is aiming to bring high-speed mobile internet to its customers in more rural areas. Today, the network has announced it has started work this week to bring its 4G service to Alnwick as well as improving its 2G and 3G network.

Work is scheduled to start the week commencing Monday, November 2. Subject to successful implementation and testing, customers will see the new and improved service in the following weeks.

During the work, there may be times when a customer’s signal experiences intermittent service. Customers can download the O2 TUGo app which enables them to make and receive calls on any wifi-connected device using their mobile number – http://www.o2.co.uk/apps/tu-go

Derek McManus, chief operating officer at Telefónica UK, said: “O2 customers in Alnwick will soon be able to experience faster mobile internet on their devices such as streaming high-definition TV, shopping on the go, and video calling.

“For our business customers, 4G is all about working more effectively. They can work remotely, access cloud services, collaborate using apps and so on. 4G will make everything easier for them.”

O2 is spending £600million in 2015 on its network and by the end of 2017 will have invested more than £3billion in 4G and the modernisation of its 2G and 3G networks across the UK.

O2 currently offers 4G in more than 600 towns and cities across the UK and is the only network to have made a commitment to Ofcom, the telecommunications regulator, to provide indoor coverage for 98 per cent of the UK population by the end of 2017. For more information about 4G on O2, visit www.o2.co.uk/4G