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Press Release | 20 Oct 2020

Brighton phone boxes in busy areas receive Vodafone 4G tech makeover

Brighton phone boxes in busy areas receive Vodafone 4G tech makeover

Vodafone has used clever technology across Brighton to ensure customers and businesses in the city can keep enjoying a great 4G connection, as the demand for data on the move continues to grow.

Five phone boxes in the city have been kitted out with miniature 4G technology units to boost signal in Brighton’s busy streets. The phone boxes are located in Bartholomew Street, Castle Square, Duke Street, Queens Square and on the sea front by Palace Pier.

The new 4G technology, which is small enough to fit on the roof of a traditional phone box, gives a 4G signal with a 200-metre coverage radius, making it perfect for the busy city centre.

Scott Petty, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone UK, said: “Our network has never been busier as more people rely on their smartphones and expect a fast, reliable connection – for shopping, social media, entertainment, maps, and so much more.

“Across the UK, we see old phone boxes being used as libraries, shops and even aquariums. But with our technology they are returning to their roots, ensuring residents and visitors to the city can stay connected.

“At Vodafone, we continue to innovate so that our customers can keep connecting.”

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For more information, please contact:

Vodafone UK Media Relations Team

Tel: 01635 693693

Email: ukmediarelations@vodafone.com

Website: https://newscentre.vodafone.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vodafoneuknews


Notes for editors

  • For more detail on our coverage in Brighton visit vodafone.co.uk/network/status-checker.
  • In addition to Brighton, we have also installed 4G in phone boxes in Edgware, Edinburgh, Guildford, Harrow, Oxford, and two busy beaches on the Cornish coast, Polzeath and Sennen Cove.

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About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were also the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of October 2020, we have 5G in 57 locations in the UK and 193 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland.

In September 2020, leading mobile benchmarking company, umlaut, named Vodafone as London’s best network for 5G. Our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population. And in October 2020, Vodafone was named Network Provider of the Year by readers of leading technology advice website, Trusted Reviews.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

For more information about Vodafone UK please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk.

Vodafone UK Media Relations

Telephone: +44 (0) 1635 693 693

Email: ukmediarelations@vodafone.com

Twitter: @VodafoneUKNews

Website: https://newscentre.vodafone.co.uk

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