Chamber welcomes O2 rollout of 4G to new locations in Norfolk
Tuesday, 10 October 2017: O2 has increased its 4G coverage across Norfolk this year with the mobile network operator launching 4G in over 180 new towns, villages and hamlets across the county. The region now has 98% outdoor 4G coverage, demonstrating O2’s commitment to bring 4G to its customers in more rural areas in the region.
Overall, outdoor 4G population coverage in Norfolk has increased by 9% this year to reach 98%.
Areas upgraded this year include North Walsham, Caister-on-Sea, Long Stratton, Sandringham, Eccles and Acle, and there are plans to add more locations in the coming months.
Customers in these locations can now enjoy high speed 4G mobile internet, enabling them to stream high definition TV, shop on the go and use video calling. For business customers, using 4G means that they can be more effective and flexible by working remotely, accessing cloud services and collaborating using apps.
Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer O2, said: “We recognise that connectivity is essential to our customers which is why we’re investing in a range of innovative measures to ensure we give our customers reliable coverage wherever they go.
“While it’s great that our 4G network now reaches 98% of Norfolk’s outdoor population, we’re committed to continue increasing this number. In the next month, we’re starting work to bring 4G to East Harling, Cawston, Eccles-on-Sea and Upper Street and have ongoing plans to continue connecting our customers in rural areas across the county.”
Chris Sargisson, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, said: “It is essential that Norfolk businesses can easily access digital communication and the ongoing focus to increase 4G connectivity across Norfolk is a real positive that will be a huge benefit to local communities, and businesses based in the region. In particular, there is a real need to increase connectivity in our rural villages and it’s encouraging to see that O2 is working to bring 4G to these areas. We are determined to work in partnership with operators so that they can progress their 4G rollout without delay”