A NEW 4G broadband solution has been launched which could connect more than 4,900 homes in the most rural parts of Oxfordshire.

EE have unveiled a service providing customers with superfast broadband speeds at home using the mobile provider's 4G network.

The firm said it would help almost 5,000 homes in the county access high speed connectivity.

The new antenna and 4G home router was launched yesterday and is available nationwide.

Managing director of marketing at EE, Max Taylor, said: "As our network continues to expand into some of the most remote parts of the UK, we’ve seen the amazing impact that 4G connectivity can have on rural communities.

"Our newest 4G home broadband router and antenna takes this one step further, ensuring thousands of families in rural areas across the UK could enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband inside their home for the very first time."

Head of policy at the Countryside Alliance, Sarah Lee, said: "Fast and reliable internet is just as essential in the countryside as it is in urban areas, but unfortunately it is not currently as widely available.

"This is a major issue for everyday life at home - we welcome this innovative 4G solution."

In December Oxfordshire County Council revealed that 95 per cent of homes in the county were able to get superfast broadband - reaching it target ahead of the national schedule.

It also said more than 50 per cent of the county make use of the technology.