ISLES MP Angus MacNeil recently met representatives from mobile phone firm EE, which provided an update on the much-needed 4G upgrade in Na h-Eileanan an Iar.
EE is looking to site 25 new masts across the constituency to provide 4G coverage along key roads that currently lack mobile coverage, together with upgrading existing sites to 4G. EE proposes to have 4G available in the islands by the end of 2017.
Mr MacNeil said: ‘EE tells me that, on average, 4G speeds on their network are between 12-15mbps, compared to 1.5mbps on 3G.
‘Improvements to mobile connectivity is an issue which I have been constantly calling for. Better mobile provision is a necessity and I am pleased to hear EE has already submitted planning applications for some of the sites. This is an important step by EE to bring 4G to our islands.’