O2 continues to increase its 4G mobile coverage across Worcestershire with Upton-upon-Severn as the latest town in the county to benefit, demonstrating the mobile network’s commitment to bring 4G to more local communities.
The new site will bring improved indoor and outdoor coverage in Upton-upon-Severn, bringing 2G, 3G and 4G service to the town which will provide a better mobile experience for O2 customers.
MP for West Worcestershire, Harriett Baldwin, met local business owners and residents in Upton-upon-Severn where the new mast went live last week. She was joined by O2 Guru, Edward Healey, who highlighted the benefits that improved connectivity will bring to the community. The new mast will provide coverage across Upton-upon-Severn, as well as surrounding villages, including Ryall, Tunnell Hill and Newbridge Green.
Since the start of 2017, O2 has launched 4G in over 90 locations across Worcestershire. Areas that have already been upgraded to 4G include Bewdley, Tenbury Wells, Offenham, Naunton and Little Malvern.
Customers in upgraded areas 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 and getting the most out of cloud services.
O2 is also partnering in the successful bid by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to host a 5G testbed at the Malvern Hills Science Park. This testbed will provide a platform for local and national businesses to develop next-generation technology for when 5G launches. When it becomes available in the UK, 5G infrastructure will allow for the future delivery of critical services like connected transport across the UK.
Harriett Baldwin, MP for West Worcestershire, commented: “I have been working hard with the mobile operators to deliver improved phone signals for people who live and work in and around Upton-upon-Severn and I am delighted with the new site from O2 which I hope will see better coverage for its customers.
“For many years people have struggled to make and receive calls in the centre of Upton and I look forward to hearing positive feedback on what difference this mast is making as we approach the peak of the tourist season. Delivering a 21st century communications network across Worcestershire will ensure that we are able to keep local people connected as well as offering a first-class welcome to tourists and visitors.”
Brendan O’Reilly, Chief Network Office O2, said: “We’re committed to improving our network for customers and are delighted to be launching a new 4G site in Upton-upon-Severn that will benefit local businesses and the community as a whole. This site serves to highlight the importance of key stakeholders – industry, planners, local authority, business groups and elected representatives – working together to ensure investment in our network can go further for our customers.”
O2 currently offers 4G in over 17,000 cities, towns and villages across the UK and spends over £2 million a day on strengthening its network and increasing its reach. In addition to launching 4G, O2 is also strengthening its 2G and 3G networks across the country. Earlier this year, Ofcom confirmed that O2 has successfully delivered 98% 4G UK indoor population coverage.
For more information about 4G on O2 please visit www.o2.co.uk/4G.