Vodafone customers in and around the Scottish rural communities of Ae and Loch Head in Dumfries and Galloway are now receiving stronger 4G coverage as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN).
This £1bn joint initiative between the UK Government and the UK’s four mobile network operators, aims to extend overall 4G coverage to 91% of the Scottish landmass, using mast sharing on existing sites in rural areas where some providers, but not all, have coverage.
It also builds new, shared masts to connect areas that currently have no coverage at all.
Andrea Dona, Chief Network Officer, Vodafone UK, said: “Connecting rural and hard-to-reach parts of the UK can be restricted by cost.”
he Shared Rural Network initiative means the UK network operators can work together to ensure people living and working in those areas have a choice of network, as well as ensuring we are nearer to closing the digital divide.”