SLOW mobile phone service looks set to be a thing of the past in Burton following the arrival of a superfast service.
Bosses at East Staffordshire Borough Council revealed 4G mobile services from mobile network EE have now been switched on in the town.
Superfast 4G mobile services are on average five times faster than 3G services, and are expected to make the area even more attractive for residents and businesses.
The move is set to allow people to do more on their smartphones and tablets while on the move.
Richard Grosvenor (pictured), leader of the borough council, said: “The arrival of 4G mobile services in Burton will be a great benefit to local businesses and residents.
“Now the latest generation of mobile technology has arrived, we are now an area where it is even more attractive to live, to work and to do business.
“The arrival of 4G makes this part of Staffordshire one of the best-connected areas in the UK.”
Independent research has found that 4G is likely to drive economic growth by improving business productivity and helping businesses increase mobile commerce, while also allowing residents to quickly and easily access social networking sites, stream TV and music, and access Government, banking, shopping and other online services on the go.
Olaf Swantee, chief executive of EE, said: “I’m delighted that 4G is arriving in Burton and am looking forward to seeing it make a big difference for residents and businesses in the area.
“4G will change the way that people use their smartphones, tablets and mobile wifi, both for work and for pleasure.”
Following the switch-on of the service in Burton, 4G is now available in 117 towns and cities across the UK.