If you live or work in Ashbourne then so far you’ll have had to make do without 4G, regardless of what network you’re on, but soon the Derbyshire market town should have access to O2 4G.
The Ashbourne News Telegraph reports that the O2 mobile network infrastructure in the area is being upgraded to 4G, allowing customers to stream, download, upload and web browse far faster than they previously could.
There may be some disruption to the network as the upgrades roll out however, but if you’re affected you can always download the O2 TU Go app and keep on using your allowance to make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi until the issues are resolved.
A spokesman for O2 said: "The good news for Ashbourne customers is that, in addition to improving our 2G and 3G services, the mast will be upgraded to include O2's 4G service, bringing high speed mobile internet to our customers in the area.
"O2 customers in Ashbourne will soon be able to experience faster mobile internet on their devices such as streaming high definition TV, shopping on the go, and video calling. For our business customers, 4G is all about working more effectively. They can work remotely, access cloud services, collaborate using apps and so on. 4G will make everything easier for them.”
With no other networks currently offering 4G in the town it gives O2 a distinct advantage, but if you’re stuck on another network you hopefully won’t have to do without 4G for too long, as EE, Vodafone and Three are all also working to bring super speedy data to as much of the UK as possible as fast as possible, so you’ll hopefully get it soon.