Vodafone will bring 4G to nearly a million Brits this summer as it extends coverage to Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Basingstoke.
The central southern towns are the latest locations to be covered by Vodafone’s 4G services, which are available to customers who sign up for a Vodafone 4G contract.
Vodafone’s 4G network now covers 239 cities, towns and districts, including inner and outer London, central Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Vodafone is aiming to provide 4G coverage for 98 per cent of the UK’s population by the end of 2015, a goal which will be helped by the Government’s Mobile Infrastructure Plan.
Rival network EE currently provides its 4G services to over 70 per cent of the population and has embarked on an aggressive rollout of speed boosts which have seen it deliver the fastest 4G speeds in independent tests. EE was allowed to launch its services early by telecoms regulator Ofcom, because the network already owned large chunks of spectrum whereas the other networks had to bid for their own spectrum in the long-awaited 4G auction.