Firm aims to boost sig­nal for mo­biles

Cynon Valley - - YOUR NEWS - TOM HOUGHTON tom.houghton@waleson­

POOR mo­bile sig­nals in a Cynon Val­ley com­mu­nity are be­ing tack­led as a lead­ing tele­coms com­pany looks to in­tro­duce 4G and strengthen its 2G and 3G ser­vice.

O2 will carry out work over the next two months in Aber­cynon to make im­prove­ments to its net­work as it aims to bring high­speed mo­bile internet to its cus­tomers in more ru­ral ar­eas.

It’s hoped the move will strengthen busi­ness in the vil­lage, as well as pro­vid­ing a bet­ter ser­vice for its cus­tomers, and O2, also known as Tele­fónica UK, said work will be­gin on July 31.

But it also warned the work could also mean an in­ter­mit­tent ser­vice for some of its users.

Derek McManus, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer at Tele­fónica UK, said: “I’m de­lighted that O2 cus­tomers in Aber­cynon 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.”

The com­pany said cus­tomers will see an im­proved ser­vice over the fol­low­ing weeks from July 31, and it is cur­rently spend­ing over £2m per day strength­en­ing its net­work and in­creas­ing reach.

For cus­tomers in Aber­cynon ex­pe­ri­enc­ing prob­lems due to the work, Tele­fónica ad­vises they can down­load the O2 TU Go app which en­ables them to make and re­ceive calls on any wifi­con­nected de­vice us­ing their mo­bile num­ber.

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