‘Super Fast’ 4G To Enhance Plans For ‘Smart Region

The local introduction of 4G mobile services will enhance Omagh and Fermanagh’s plans to become a Smart Region, it has been claimed.

Last week mobile operator, EE, launched superfast 4G mobile broadband in the Omagh area. With the promise of speeds over five times faster than 3G, the arrival of 4G will allow users to access superfast Internet, whether browsing Facebook or Twitter, streaming movies, or downloading emails or business files. The new service will mean faster internet access on mobiles, tablets and laptops.

Chair of Omagh District Council, Cllr Martin McColgan this week welcomed the service. He stated, “The arrival of 4G mobile services in Omagh will hugely benefit local people and businesses. Now the latest generation of mobile technology has arrived, this is an increasingly attractive place to live, to work and to do business.

“The arrival of 4G makes Omagh one of the best connected areas in the UK.”

Arlene Foster, Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland also suggested the innovative connection will greatly benefit local residents.

She said, “We have one of the most technology savvy regions, with three in 10 homes now owning a tablet device. In a recent report produced by Ofcom, it was also identified that more users here value the ability to make calls on their mobile phones at home and outdoors in rural areas, than in any other part of the UK.

“The opportunities afforded by access to high speed mobile services are essential to the growth of the local economy and I therefore welcome EE’s decision to be the first mobile network operator to roll-out its 4G services. The enhanced coverage will also be beneficial to Omagh and Fermanagh’s plans to become a Smart Region.”

Calling on other mobile network operators to follow a similar path, she added, “l hope the EE will roll out its 4G network to many other towns and villages across the region.”

A spokesperson for EE added, “The new service will bring with it, faster access to the internet, thereby allowing people to do more on the go, whether travelling to work, at home or whilst out and about.”

Source: ulsterherald.com