Mobile operator Vodafone has confirmed that more than 100,000 people have now signed up to its new 4G (LTE at 800MHz) based Mobile Broadband platform and the switch-on dates for the next batch of UK cities have today been revealed.
So far the service has already gone live in more than 80 towns and districts across the London area and it’s also available in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield. The next 4G upgrades will now take place in Liverpool on 17th October, in Glasgow on 24th October and in Manchester “shortly afterwards“.
A Vodafone spokesperson said:
“Since the very first phones in London switched to our 4G network, the coverage has been expanding outwards across the capital. More than 80 towns and districts in the London area are now connected to Vodafone 4G. From Harlow to Dorking, and from Dartford to Windsor, we’ve got 4G flowing out across more of Greater London every day.
The best bit? Because of the 800MHz spectrum we’re using, everywhere that Vodafone 4G goes, good indoor signal goes, too. Loads more cities will be launching soon.”
The operator picked up both the 4G focused 800MHz and 2.6GHz radio spectrum bands for a whopping £790 million earlier this year (here) and alongside O2 (network sharing agreement) they plan to cover 98% of the UK population by 2015.