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Press Release | 28 Nov 2013

VODAFONE BRINGS 4G TO BRADFORD AND LEEDS

Vodafone UK has launched ultrafast 4G in Bradford & Leeds this week bringing a choice of fantastic sports or music entertainment to local people and boosting local businesses with faster speeds, bigger data allowances and the ability to share that data at no extra cost.

Vodafone ultrafast 4G brings music and sports lovers a choice of access to either Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV. That’s more than 20 million tracks from the world’s best known streaming music provider; or the best in live action football from across the Premier League and Championship as well as tennis, cricket, golf and rugby. The choice of great entertainment comes on top of unlimited data for the first three months, then double Vodafone’s standard data allowances, plus unlimited calls and texts. Customers signing up before the end of January 2014 also get Vodafone’s 4GBonus: an extra 4GB of data per month for the length of their contract.

Ultrafast 4G services will also help businesses to raise their game by enabling employees to work where they want to, when they want to. Almost nine out of ten business leaders (86%) believe 4G will increase their productivity by providing a genuine ‘in-office’ experience wherever they are, according to recent research by Vodafone.*

The rollout of ultrafast 4G services is part of the more than £900m Vodafone is spending on its network across the country this year. That investment comes on top of the £802m that Vodafone spent acquiring the widest portfolio of mobile spectrum in this year’s auction of new capacity by Ofcom. That portfolio includes the crucial low-frequency spectrum that means Vodafone’s ultrafast 4G signal will travel further into buildings. Vodafone is targeting indoor 4G coverage across 98% of the UK population by 2015.

Customers can check Vodafone’s current and planned coverage at: http://www.vodafone.co.uk/our- network-and-coverage/uk-coverage-map/index.htm

NOTES TO EDITORS
*Vodafone research showing that 86% of businesses believe that 4G will increase their productivity was conducted with 554 organisational leaders across UK PLC and is available at: http://www.yourbetterbusiness.co.uk/perspective_4g_in_the_workplace

If you would like 4G devices for review, please contact Eve Lacey at Ideas Network on 020 7351 4719 or email vodafone@ideasnetwork.co.uk

About Vodafone UK

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.

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

 

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