Whittlesey in Cambridgeshire is next on Vodafone’s list for a 4G upgrade, which will allow customers in the area to benefit from far higher mobile data speeds.
The upgrade has already started according to the Peterborough Telegraph. So if you’re a Vodafone customer in Whittlesey and aren’t seeing a 4G symbol yet you probably will do soon.
The roll out will empower employees to work wherever and whenever they choose. As they can check email, upload and download files and partake in video conference calls over a mobile data connection.
It’s not just about productivity though. 4G will also allow those in Whittlesey to stay in touch more easily through social media and keep entertained with streamed and downloaded videos and songs.
Given that many Vodafone contracts come with free extras, such as a Spotify Premium or Netflix subscription, customers should be set up to make the most of their improved data speeds.
The upgrade is all part of a £2 billion investment Vodafone is making into its network and services throughout 2014 and 2015. It comes hot on the heels of news that the likes of Beverley and Birchwood are getting a 4G boost. Plus the network has shown an improvement in its service in London.
Vodafone isn’t the first network to bring 4G to Whittlesey though, as O2 already has coverage there and EE offers an outdoor 4G signal. That leaves just Three with no 4G in the area.
Vodafone is also working to bring 3G coverage to 100 remote communities across the UK, as part of its Rural Open Sure Signal programme. Ultimately the network intends to bring 3G and 4G to 98% of the UK population.
With 658 large towns and cities alongside thousands of smaller communities already receiving Vodafone 4G it’s well on its way to reaching that target. Although it still lags behind EE, the market leader.