Vodafone customers using and working at Edinburgh Airport are starting to enjoy stronger and faster 5G and 4G following the installation of dedicated mobile phone coverage.

The improvements, led by in-building solution supplier Exchange Communications, will ensure Vodafone customers, who make up approximately 14 million passengers at Edinburgh each year, benefit from both fast mobile data speeds and better call quality in departure, arrival and across the airport terminal.

Meanwhile, businesses in and around the airport will be able to take advantage. Whilst airport employees with Vodafone devices will benefit from the improvements, the introduction of ultrafast Vodafone 5G will also ensure the airport infrastructure has the technology needed to support a range of services – from contactless check-in to digital passport controls – if required.

Denis McIlroy, head of IT at Edinburgh Airport, said: “Whether it is tracking your flight, sending that important email, joining a virtual meeting or simply staying in touch with family and friends you are going or coming to visit, connectivity to reliable 4G and 5G is really important so it’s great to have enhanced that provision at Scotland’s busiest airport. Our work with Vodafone will also enable us to continue to make improvements for passengers behind the scenes and deliver a smooth and seamless journey through the airport.” 

The news is the latest in Vodafone’s ongoing investment in its Scottish network. This includes locations across the country where rural Vodafone coverage has been already boosted as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme, a £1bn joint initiative between the UK Government and the UK’s four mobile network operators which will see overall 4G coverage extend to 91% of the Scottish landmass. 

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