O2 has switch-on 4G coverage for customers on the Isle of Unst, the northernmost of the inhabited British Isles.
The network says the move will mean more reliable coverage for the island’s 600 residents and will benefit even those working in unpopulated areas of the island, as well as the thousands of tourists who visit Unst every year.
Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer at O2, said: “At O2 we are constantly challenging ourselves to deliver better connectivity for all of our customers, regardless of landscape or weather conditions.”
“We are committed to helping build a fully mobile Britain. The need for 4G connectivity is an integral part of modern daily life.
“We know mobile has the power to make a real, positive difference to people’s lives and businesses in rural communities across Scotland.”
Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Connectivity Minister, said: “O2 has shown innovation and commitment to bring improved mobile coverage across Scotland and we welcome that.
“2018 was a year where good progress was made in 366 Scottish communities such as in Unst and it is really encouraging to see O2 continuing that momentum in 2019 with potentially up to 72 communities in Scotland including the Isle of Coll, benefiting from O2’s investment in the year ahead.
“It is vital for Scottish business and consumers in all parts of the country that they and other mobile operators do so.”