10/28/2013 12:23:04 PM
Vodafone turns on 4G in Glasgow
Vodafone has extended its 4G service to Scotland, with Glasgow being turned on to next generation services.
Edinburgh will follow suit on 21 November. Vodafone cited research by Capital Economics, which said 3G could boost the Glaswegian economy by up to £61m per year and Edinburgh by £49m per year. Vodafone has also worked on extending rural 3G coverage to so-called 'not-spots' in Scotland by trialling open femto cells in remote areas.
Nicola Sturgeon, deputy first minister for Scotland, said: 'The launch of Vodafone’s 4G service will allow businesses in Glasgow and Edinburgh to work faster and more effectively. It also gives the people of Glasgow and Edinburgh the opportunity to access and share more data.
'Vodafone’s announcement today feeds into our vision that Scotland will be a world leading digital nation by 2020. Central to this will be the development of future-proofed infrastructure that supports high quality connectivity on any device, anywhere, at any time. To achieve this we are investing over £240 million to extend next generation broadband access to 95% of premises in Scotland by 2017/18.'
Author: Graeme Neill