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Wales' first mobile network set to launch at Royal Welsh Show

Wales' first mobile network will launch at the Royal Welsh Show Credit: itv

A Welsh business will turn on the first full-scale mobile telecommunications network for people who live and work in Wales at the Royal Welsh Show today.

Newport-based RWG Mobile has been working over the last 12 months to create a "virtual" network that smartphone and tablet users can access via an app.

The network has been created by Andrew Davies from the Rhondda and will initially be launched as an app that can be downloaded to both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.

Wales will be the first UK country to have its own mobile network Credit: RWG Mobile

No other country in the UK has its own mobile network, so we set out to create a communications provider that reflects and understands the needs of the Welsh population.

RWG Mobile will compete head-on with the big mobile network operators in Wales, matching them in areas like connection speeds, international dialing and call rates but providing a user experience, customer service support and additional benefits that have a distinct Welsh identity.

– Andrew Davies, Creator of RWG