ULVERSTON BECOMES 800TH COMMUNITY TO RECEIVE VODAFONE 4G SERVICES
- Consumers and businesses across town to benefit from Vodafone’s improvements to both its 3G and 4G network
- The rollout of 4G services is part of approximately £2 billion Vodafone is spending on its network and services in the UK
Vodafone UK today announced that Ulverston in Cumbria has become the 800th community to benefit from the arrival of its 4G service. The company has also announced improvements to its 3G network in the town.
The arrival of Vodafone 4G in Ulverston means all customers with compatible devices and bundles will be able to connect to the internet more quickly, more reliably and in more places than ever before. Vodafone customers will be able to take advantage of a wide range of entertainment whether at home or on the go, offering music, sport, movies and TV through Vodafone’s leading content partnerships*. 4G services will also help businesses improve productivity by enabling employees to work where they want to, when they want to.
Jorge Fernandes, Chief Technology Officer for Vodafone UK, commented: “It is great news that Ulverston has become our 800th 4G community. The arrival of 4G will bring faster internet speeds to customers whilst our overall network improvements in the town and across the area will ensure our customers enjoy stronger outdoor and indoor coverage. Local businesses will also be able to react faster to the needs of customers and introduce remote working practices for staff which can help reduce costs and increase productivity.”
John Woodcock MP for Barrow and Furness said “People across Furness have had to put up with poor connectivity and coverage for too long, so it is great news that Vodafone is bringing 4G to Ulverston. It is so important that local families and businesses have good mobile internet services and this announcement is a real step in the right direction.”
The improvements are part of the £2 billion Vodafone is spending on its network and services in the UK. It follows the nationwide provision of HD (High Definition) Voice technology on its 3G network and the Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal programme which has provided a number of remote rural communities in Cumbria, including Witherslack, with reliable 3G coverage.
About Vodafone UK
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 57 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 December 2015, Vodafone had 461 million mobile customers and 13 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.
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 call centre capability, unified communications and was the first mobile phone operator to offer a truly converged service for fixed and mobile.
Vodafone is currently spending around £1 billion on its network and services across the UK following a similar amount spent last year. This includes £200 million on its network in London, the introduction of its 4G service to more than 802 cities and towns, as well as thousands of smaller communities whilst also making network improvements across its UK 3G network. Meanwhile, The Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal programme is also aiming to bring 3G coverage for the first time to 100 remote communities across the UK.
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