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Aldeburgh will very soon go from notspot to 4G hotspot

23rd November 2017

If you live or work in Aldeburgh in East Anglia you’re probably familiar with the 4G signal - or lack thereof - in the area, but the situation is about to get a lot better, as a new 4G transmitter is being constructed in the coastal town.

The Ipswich Star reports that this transmitter should provide good 4G coverage in the area on both O2 and Vodafone, and that it’s likely to be completed and active within a matter of weeks.

That should be hugely beneficial to anyone in the area, as with 4G they’ll be able to not just stay in touch but also speedily browse the net, download and stream audio and video, as well as other files, and generally stay connected wherever they are, which should also help businesses, as people will be able to work on the move.

The news won’t help customers of Three or EE though, and both those networks could really do with improved infrastructure in the area, as Three reports no 4G coverage in Aldeburgh, while EE claims to have good outdoor coverage but little to none indoors.

And this is just one of many areas that Vodafone and O2 have worked on upgrading their coverage in. We reported recently that Vodafone had boosted its 4G speeds in Gatwick Airport, while O2 has brought speedy data to Porlock, as well as over 180 locations in Norfolk.

Both networks are well on the way to comprehensive 4G coverage across the UK, but EE – while potentially now weaker in Aldeburgh – still has the lead overall, with over 99% 4G population coverage.

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