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

[ii] You can check out our current and planned coverage at

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Vodafone UK 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).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. 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.

Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues.  Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.

We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.  As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

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