Vodafone's network improvements bring faster and more reliable services to Cardiff
Faster 4G mobile data connectivity and improved voice coverage are now available in more places across Cardiff than ever before, thanks to a significant investment by Vodafone in its Welsh network.
As part of the digital upgrade, Vodafone’s 4G coverage is now available to over 99% of the city’s population*, and our network is carrying more data traffic, including music streaming, videos, social media posts and internet browsing than ever before.
We are also increasing network capacity around key locations and sporting venues to ensure customers are always connected, even during busy events. For example, a temporary Vodafone mobile coverage trailer is being installed within Cardiff Bay to support the Volvo Ocean Race Cardiff stopover which arrived this week. One of the on-water safety boats will also have one of Vodafone’s latest IoT technology devices** to send back location-based information to visitors to our stand in the Cardiff Race Village.
As part of our overall network improvements in Cardiff, a dedicated coverage and capacity solution has been installed within areas of the St David’s Shopping Centre. Over 5,000 metres of cabling and more than 100 concealed router boxes and antennae have been installed to date, ensuring visitors to one of Wales’ busiest shopping centres are able to keep in touch. Further improvements are planned for the rest of the centre later in the year.
Vodafone UK’s Chief Technology Officer Scott Petty said: “Mobile connectivity plays a vital role in supporting the local economy and keeping communities in touch across Cardiff. We have already invested significantly in our Welsh network and we are not stopping there. We will continue to work with communities, the Welsh government and local politicians to identify new sites so that our customers can enjoy our most reliable network in Wales.”
Notes to editors:
- *Outdoor population coverage figure
- **V-Bag by Vodafone is an advanced tracker, typically used in a briefcase, handbag or schoolbag, to enable customers to set up a smartphone alert to notify them if their bag is stolen or lost.
- In November, Vodafone UK was voted UK’s Best Network at the Trusted Review Awards 2017 for more information visit https://mediacentre.vodafone.co.uk/blog/trusted-reviews-awards-best-mobile-network-2017/
About Vodafone UK
Vodafone UK is part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 25 countries, partners with mobile networks in 46 more, and has fixed broadband operations in 18 markets. As of 31 March 2018, Vodafone Group had 535.8 million mobile customers and 19.7 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information about Vodafone UK, please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk
Vodafone UK partners with businesses of all sizes - from start-ups and small businesses to the largest corporates and the public sector. The company has worked with UK businesses for over 30 years, starting out as a mobile provider and becoming one of the UK’s leading total communications partners. It provides a range of voice and data services, secure communications infrastructure, fixed and contact centre capability, and unified communications, and was the first mobile phone operator to offer a truly converged service for fixed and mobile.
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