4G Arrives On Scilly For Other Networks

4G Has now been rolled out on the islands to more mobile networks in the last week.

Mobile Network Operator EE introduced 4G earlier on in the year others including Vodafone have installed to 4G Improving connectivity on the Islands.

The improvements on 2G, 3G and 4G networks mean residents and visitors to the islands will be able to download music in seconds and catch up on the latest TV shows or movies whilst on the move. They will also help the thousands of visitors to the islands each year navigate using online maps. 

Meanwhile, 4G services will also support local businesses, improving productivity by enabling their employees to work more effectively wherever they are whenever they want to.

Kye Prigg, Head of Mobile Networks for Vodafone UK, commented: “Mobile connectivity plays a vital role in keeping rural communities in touch and helps support local economies. However, rural and remote locations often miss out on advantages provided by modern communication tools, due to the complexity of delivering network coverage.”

"This can be because of the geography of the area or difficulties with planning permissions in places of outstanding natural beauty, so it’s great news the Isles of Scilly is now benefiting from our best network ever. We hope our customers who live on the island, or those who are just visiting, enjoy great coverage wherever they go across the islands.”

The news comes just a month after Vodafone launched its new Community Indoor Sure Signal (CISS) programme. The CISS programme aims to provide reliable 3G mobile coverage to up to 100 rural community hubs, such as independent or community run pubs and shops, village halls, scout huts, doctor’s surgeries or visitor centres, which do not have it. Applications are still being taken with the first selected communities being announced in the autumn.

Will is due to be joined on the phone this week by Kye Prigg, Head of Mobile Networks for Vodafone on The Morning Show to talk a bit more about 4G and what it means for Scilly.