Archipelago of Orkney gets Vodafone's 4G mobile network

Saturday, May 21st 2016

Vodafone, one of UK's major mobile operators has announced they are extending their 4G (LTE) based superfast mobile network to reach the island group of Orkney. These remote islands off the north-eastern coast of Scotland will be greatly benefited, especially for businesses and homes in Kirkwall, the largest town with some 9,000 people.

The mobile operator also announced that the small parish community of St.Andrews, situated just east of Kirkwall, has gone live on their ROSS technology. Vodafone is on a plan to spend over the next 3 years another £2 billion to expand their 4G network. The ROSS or Rural Open Sure Signal (Femcell) technology is used to distribute and boost mobile signals on 3G, harnessing existing fixed-line networks in an area.

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