Access to reliable mobile services has become essential to how people live and work across Ceredigion. As people increasingly use apps and websites to watch video, listen to music and communicate on the move, the amount of mobile data we use has increased significantly in recent years.
Ceredigion County Council recognise that there are areas of the County that cannot receive a reliable 4G phone signal, with almost 1 in 10 properties currently unable to receive a service with the topography of the region and lower population density being barriers to improving mobile coverage.
It is understood the impact that this can have upon daily living and upon businesses across the region, and this is why Ceredigion County Council are working with mobile network operators towards achieving improvements in the accessibility and reliability of phone signal across the County.
It is possible to check the indoor and outdoor coverage that you can expect from each of the main providers by accessing Ofcoms coverage checker.
The Home Office is leading a cross-government programme to deliver the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) critical communications system. This will replace the current Airwave service used by the emergency services in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and transform how they operate.
Further details regarding the project to improve Emergency Services communications can be found upon the UK Government website.
5G is next generation of mobile internet connection and offers much faster data download and upload speeds.
5G operates on the same radio frequencies that are currently being used for your smartphone, on Wi-Fi networks and in satellite communications, but it enables technology operate considerably quicker and for more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time.
Beyond being able to download a full-length HD movie to your phone in seconds, 5G is really about connecting things with greater reliability and without lag – so people can measure, understand and manage things in real time which can have benefits for businesses as well as home users.