Vodafone crosses 500,000 4G users milestone in the UK

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Vodafone, one of world’s leading network operators, on Monday announced that it has reached a new milestone of half a million registered 4G users in the UK.

Just six months after Vodafone starting running the 4G race in the UK, the network operating company claims that it has managed to sign up over 500,000 customers.

The British operator said that its 4G customers used around 300TB of data last year in December, which is almost twice the data users access on 3G on an average. As more and more UK cities will be covered under the company’s 4G service in near future, the company expects more of its 3G customers to move to 4G.

Vodafone initially rolled out its 4G network only in London, but in the last few months, the company expanded the network coverage to 115 towns across the UK. The company claims that more than 36 percent of the UK population now has access to its 4G service.

Gateshead, Newbury, Rotherham, Slough, Solihull, Sunderland, Stockport, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and West Bromwich are some of the newer locations to have come under Vodafone’s 4G coverage, and coverage is also being expanded in Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield as well as 80 towns and districts around London and the South East.

Jeroen Hoencamp, Vodafone UK CEO, said: “It’s particularly exciting to see how the nation is embracing 4G in their everyday lives”.

“Now people in more towns and districts can enjoy Vodafone ultrafast 4G and get closer to the action with our great entertainment packages.”

Vodafone targets to bring more than 98 per cent of the U.K population under its 4G coverage by 2015.