PERSHORE residents are benefiting from improved mobile phone signal strength after a major network operator switched on a new 4G mast.
Phone giant EE recently switched on the mast in the town, giving residents faster mobile download speeds as well as giving them greater phone coverage.
The upgrades are part of a £5billion national programme by the mobile phone operator to enhance signals in rural areas and the company has pledged to deliver better coverage to more than 90 per cent of the UK by the end of 2017.
The town’s MP Harriett Baldwin welcomed the progress which will allow people to access the internet over their mobile phone at speeds faster than their home or business broadband connection.
The West Worcestershire MP has been working with EE to identify their plans in bringing high-speed mobile broadband to the town and further masts are due to be switched on in the coming months.
“This is great news for Pershore mobile phone users. Some people may find their phone download speeds are now much quicker than their home or office fixed broadband,” said Harriett.
“I will continue to work with EE to identify how they are upgrading their network and Ofcom has produced a very useful map to show which companies offer the best coverage.
“Mobile broadband will become more important for residents as it’s often easier to deliver a phone signal through the airwaves than through cables to people’s homes.
“There are still areas where there isn’t decent mobile coverage and they remain firmly at the top of my list as I lobby for the best possible services for rural Worcestershire,” she added.