4G service will be extended to Duns area

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Digital communications company O2 is aiming to bring high speed mobile internet to its customers in more rural areas, including Berwickshire.

This week, the mobile phone network has announced it has started work this week to bring its 4G service to Duns.

It will also be improving its 2G and 3G network.

Work is scheduled to start in the week commencing Monday, June 6.

Subject to successful implementation and testing, customers are expected to see the new and improved service in the following weeks. During the work, according to the network, 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. More information can be foundonline at www.o2.co.uk/apps/tu-go.

Derek McManus, chief operating officer for Telefónica UK, said: “O2 customers in Duns 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.”

O2has pans to spend £600 million in 2016 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 6000 towns and cities across the UK. It is so far the only network to have made a commitment to Ofcom, the telecommunications regulator, to provide indoor coverage for 98% of the UK population by the end of 2017.

For more information about 4G on O2 residents can visit www.o2.co.uk/4G.