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4G to arrive in Stromness next year

02 have confirmed plans to roll out 4G to Stromness within the next few months.

Mobile Network operator, O2 have confirmed plans to roll out 4G to Stromness in the next few months.

Kirkwall was the first to receive the enhanced mobile internet connection, 18 months ago. Now, it appears that Stromness is to follow suit, enabling customers to enjoy high speed 4G mobile internet, stream high-definition TV, shop on the go, and use video calling.

“We’ve invested in a range of innovative measures to ensure our customers have reliable 4G coverage in rural areas across the Highlands and Islands,” explained Derek McManus, chief operating officer at O2.

“This has enabled us to roll out 4G faster than ever across the region this year. We are committed to continue bringing 4G, as well as upgrading 2G and 3G coverage, across the region in 2018 with plans to upgrade the network in over 90 new locations in the coming months”

Stuart Robertson, Head of Digital at Highlands and Islands Enterprise believes that improving digital communication across the Highlands and Islands is vital in helping our local businesses and communities continue to grow.

“It’s encouraging to see that O2 is investing heavily to provide reliable 4G connectivity and we can see the results are paying off with more areas across the region now connected,” he said.

“As we move into 2018, we will continue to work closely with O2, and the other networks, to ensure that we maintain this momentum and ensure 4G continues to be rolled out across the region.”


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