STREAMING television programmes and videos on your mobile phone will soon be easier in Hay-on-Wye

Mobile phone service provider O2 started work last week to install a 4G service in the border town as well as improving its 2G and 3G network.

The improved network could be ten times faster than the previous 3G signal.

Subject to successful implementation and testing, customers will see the new and improved service in the following weeks.

During the work, there may be times when a customer’s signal experiences intermittent service.

Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer, Telefónica UK said: “O2 customers in Hay-on-Wye will soon be able to experience faster mobile internet on their devices such as streaming high definition TV, shopping on the go, and video calling.

"For our business customers, 4G is all about working more effectively. They can work remotely, access cloud services, collaborate using apps and so on. 4G will make everything easier for them.”

Customers of O2 can download the TUGo app which enables them to make and receive calls on any WiFi-connected device using their mobile number. More information can be found at:

The mobile phone company currently offers 4G in over 6,000 towns and cities across the UK. For more information about 4G on O2 please visit