O2 to launch 4G in Ballater

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02 users in Ballater are set to receive 4G as part of the communications company’s aim to bring high speed mobile internet to rural communities.

Work is scheduled to start the week commencing Monday, February 1.

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.

Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer, Telefónica UK said: “O2 customers in Ballater 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 spent £600 million in 2015 on its network and by the end of 2017 will have invested over £3billion in 4G and the modernisation of its 2G and 3G networks across the UK.

O2 currently offers 4G in over 600 towns and cities across the UK and aims to provide indoor coverage for 98% of the UK population by the end of 2017

More information about 4G for O2 users can be found by visiting www.o2.co.uk/apps/tu-go.