Vodafone turns on advanced network in Brighton as data usage increases by 33%
Vodafone’s largest ever investment programme is ensuring visitors, residents and local businesses in Brighton are benefitting from our most reliable network ever, including new super-charged 4G services.
With the network already carrying 33% more mobile data than a year ago, upgrades have taken place on sites across the area which are linked together with our ultra-fast fibre-optic network. This will meet the growing demand for mobile data services and ensures the network is ready for the arrival of 5G in the next couple of years.
A key part of our advanced 4G network in the area is a technology called carrier aggregation, which combines different bands of spectrum – radio frequencies used to transmit mobile signals – to increase capacity and improve data speeds. Over 94% of the sites across Brighton have got this enhanced 4G service, meaning customers can use their mobile devices to stream HD videos and access the internet within seconds. The installation of the latest technology on sites across Brighton has resulted in fast 4G coverage for approximately 99% of the population.
Vodafone UK Chief Technology Officer Scott Petty commented: “We’ve invested billions in our UK network and services to improve coverage. We plan to spend a further £700 million this year on our UK network alone, because we know connectivity plays a vital role in supporting our customers and the economy. We want to keep communities connected and ensure more customers can enjoy our network wherever they go.
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 45 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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