by Alan Quick
THERE is good news for those who live and work in Crediton and the surrounding area after leading digital communications company, O2, announced this week that it has started work to bring its 4G service to Crediton, as well as improving its 2G and 3G network in the area.
The company says it is carrying out the work as part of its aim to bring high speed mobile internet to its customers in more rural areas.
Physical works are scheduled to start during the week commencing Monday, February 27.
Zoe Crawford, from Telefónica UK Limited, said: “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 TU Go app, which enables them to make and receive calls on any WiFi-connected device using their mobile number.”
More information about the mobile telephone app can be found on the website: http://www.o2.co.uk/apps/tu-go .
Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer, Telefónica UK, said: “I’m delighted that O2 customers in Crediton will soon be able to experience faster mobile internet making everything easier when using their phone or tablet.
“They’ll be able to stream high-definition TV, shop ‘on-the-go’, and use video calling.
“For our business customers, using 4G means they can be more effective and flexible by working remotely, accessing cloud services and collaborating using apps.”
O2 currently offers 4G in more than 11,000 towns and cities across the UK and spends the equivalent of £2 million a day on strengthening its network and increasing its reach.
4G is up to five times faster than 3G, making it much easier to watch videos, play games, tweet and browse on your mobile telephone.
Downloading a 10 minute video clip, which takes minutes over 3G, will take seconds on 4G.
The 4G network takes over the frequency used by analogue terrestrial TV and this signal passes through walls more easily, so users will be able to receive great indoor coverage.
For more information about 4G on O2 please visit www.o2.co.uk/4G .
• Customers who use the EE network in the area have been fortunate to have had access to 4G for some time.