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Press Release | 03 Nov 2017

Vodafone extends network coverage across Exeter

Vodafone extends network coverage across Exeter

Vodafone customers across Exeter now enjoy fast 4G mobile data speeds as well as a more reliable 3G voice signal – both indoors and out.

Vodafone continues to make network improvements in the city of Exeter, expanding coverage to over 99% of the city’s population. As a result, Vodafone customers across Exeter now enjoy fast 4G mobile data speeds as well as a more reliable 3G voice signal – both indoors and out.

These improvements have seen mobile data traffic across Exeter rocket. Customers’ daily data usage has increased by over 170% in the last few years and now equates to listening to over 350,000 music tracks[i].

Residents are now able to download music and catch up on their favourite movies or TV shows faster than ever before. 4G also helps local businesses boost their productivity. With 4G technology, employees can use their mobile devices to work wherever they are, whether it’s at a client’s office, at home, or on a train. Tourists benefit too – faster data speeds mean online maps and websites with key visitor information take less time to load.

Tom Marks, Vodafone Regional lead for the South West, said: “We want Exeter to benefit from fast, reliable 4G across the city, and I’m delighted that our customers are already taking advantage of our improved network. We will continue to work hard to improve coverage in Exeter, the surrounding area and across Devon, so that more customers can enjoy our network wherever they go.”[ii]

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Notes to editors

[i] Based on the average song being 4MB https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/guides/broadband/guide-to-internet-data-usage

[ii] You can check out our current and planned coverage at www.vodafone.co.uk/our-network-and-coverage/uk-coverage-map/index.htm

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 June 2021, we have 5G in 364 locations across Europe – 124 in the UK and 240 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

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.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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

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