The Mayor of Santa Pola, Loreto Serrano, and the Gran Alacant councillor, Oscar Valenzuela, have visited the site of a new mobile phone antenna to be built in Gran Alacant.

The antenna will be located in the upper part of Gran Alacant and will improve mobile and internet coverage for a population of around 8,000 people, who have been complaining about poor reception for years.

The work on the site began this week so that the operator, in this case Telefónica, can install the antenna, that will have a height of 25 metres.

Loreto Serrano has said that “we are very satisfied because the works are going to start immediately, and we hope that as soon as possible adequate services can be provided to the residents. The department of Gran Alacant has been working on this project for almost 2 years, directly with the operators, and it represents a historic claim by the residents of the area”.

The councillor of Gran Alacant, Oscar Valenzuela, said that “our objective is to continue working so that the services and coverage reach all of Gran Alacant, we have obtained the antenna for the upper part, and we continue with the contacts and meetings with the operators to the erection of another antenna in the lower part, which would provide coverage to a very important nucleus of the population”.