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Is your town or village one of the 180 new locations in Norfolk to get 4G?

PUBLISHED: 11:58 10 October 2017 | UPDATED: 07:55 11 October 2017

New 4G networks have been installed across Norfolk. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

New 4G networks have been installed across Norfolk. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

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More than 180 towns, villages and hamlets across Norfolk are to benefit from increased 4G coverage.

Mobile network operator O2 has launched the superfast network in a number of the county’s market towns including Wymondham and Downham Market as well as smaller villages such as Thuxton, Ellingham and Brisley.

It means overall outdoor 4G coverage has increased by 9pc in the county this year with it now standing at 98pc.

Customers served by 4G networks benefit from faster connection speeds meaning they can stream high definition TV, shop on the go and make video calls. It also enables businesses to work remotely.

Chris Sargisson, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, said of the network coverage: “It is essential that Norfolk businesses can easily access digital communication and the ongoing focus to increase 4G connectivity across Norfolk is a real positive that will be a huge benefit to local communities, and businesses based in the region.

“In particular, there is a real need to increase connectivity in our rural villages and it’s encouraging to see that O2 is working to bring 4G to these areas.

“We are determined to work in partnership with operators so that they can progress their 4G rollout without delay”

In addition to launching 4G in the county, O2 has also strengthened its 2G and 3G networks across Norfolk.

Derek McManus, chief operating officer for O2, said: “We recognise that connectivity is essential for our customers which is why we’re investing in a range of innovative measures to ensure we give our customers reliable coverage wherever they go.

“While it’s great that our 4G network now reaches 98pc of Norfolk’s outdoor population, we’re committed to continue increasing this number. In the next month, we’re starting work to bring 4G to East Harling, Cawston, Eccles-on-Sea and Upper Street and have ongoing plans to continue connecting our customers in rural areas across the county.”

Earlier this year mobile operators agreed with the government to achieve 90pc voice coverage across the UK by the end of 2017.

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