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Superfast mobile services at intu Trafford Centre

Shoppers at the intu Trafford Centre will be able to access ‘superfast’ internet on their mobiles as it becomes the first UK shopping centre to get 4G.

EE has teamed up with Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) to provide 4G mobile services at the centre.

The network, built by WIG, has been designed to support mobile signals from all mobile operators. WIG is working with the mobile operator to deploy new networks in numerous sites throughout the UK over the next 18 months.

EE chief technology officer Fotis Karonis said: “We’re focused on bringing 4G to the whole country, and that goes beyond where people live and work to include spaces like the intu Trafford Centre in Manchester that are about leisure and retail.

“We know that shoppers want to stay connected, keeping in touch with friends, sharing on social media and checking online retail sites, and our 4G rollout is about connecting people where they need it most.”

WIG chief executive officer Scott Coates said: “The vast majority of mobile data traffic is based indoors and delivering service to venues like intu Trafford Centre can be a challenge. Building a network to meet this challenge has only been possible through our investment and the support of EE and intu.

“The network can support signals from all mobile operators and is the first in a long list of public spaces that we’ll be installing the systems – helping to make the UK more digital and boosting the UK’s digital economy.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Simon Malia .

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