Vodafone uses phone boxes to boost 4G signal in Brighton

The provider has repurposed the old technology.

Vodafone has found another way to boost connectivity in Brighton. 

The internet and mobile phone provider has installed small cells on top of five disused phone boxes across the city in order to strengthen the 4G signal. 

This technology has a range of 200m and is located in Bartholomew Street, Castle Square, Duke Street, Queens Square and down by the sea on Palace Pier.

Micro infrastructure has proved invaluable in busy areas like Brighton to help provide 4G access and will likewise help with 5G.

Vodafone has also previously used this type of compact unit on manhole covers.   

“Our network has never been busier as more people rely on their smartphones and expect a fast, reliable connection – for shopping, social media, entertainment, maps, and so much more,”  said Vodafone CEO Scott Petty. 

“Across the UK, we see old phone boxes being used as libraries, shops and even aquariums. But with our technology they are returning to their roots, ensuring residents and visitors to the city can stay connected. At Vodafone, we continue to innovate so that our customers can keep connecting.”

Source: TechRadar

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