Firm aims to boost signal for mobiles
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.