Communications giant O2 is using helicopters and off-road vehicles to help install high-speed 4G technology across Scotland.

The company said that by the end of this year, more than 800 Scottish towns and villages will have been connected, from Ben Nevis in the Highlands to Aberdeen and rural areas around Inverness.

Derek McManus, chief operating officer at O2, said: “Of all the ingredients that keep our economy and society moving, arguably top of the list is mobile.

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“The need for 4G connectivity is an integral part of modern daily life. A good connection can make all the difference to how we communicate with each other as individuals and it is a key factor to the success of local businesses.”