Vodafone to invest £900m in infrastructure as 4G rollout looms

Vodafone to invest £900m in infrastructure as 4G rollout loomsVodafone may be playing catch-up to EE when it comes to all things 4G, but judging by the scale of its investment in LTE infrastructure, it's determined that won't be the case for long.

The UK network giant has announced it is investing a whopping £900m in its 4G infrastructure, promising a “seamless” network that'll benefit business customers and consumers alike.

The money will be spent on both its fixed and mobile infrastructure, and comes on the back of Vodafone's acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide for £1bn last year.

The intention is to create a super-network that will allow users to switch between Vodafone's fixed and mobile services seamlessly – including 4G, which the network aims to make available to 98% of UK consumers by 2015.

“This investment is great news for customers and further evidence of our commitment to deliver our best ever network," Vodafone UK boss Guy Lawrence said yesterday.

“We're bringing together the best of mobile and fixed communications to help our business customers make their communications work for them. For consumers, it's another important step towards the arrival of our ultra-fast 4G service later this year.”

That's due to happen sometime around August, potentially in conjunction with the release of the next iPhone.

Via PC Pro

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 4, 2013 at 00:46

A seamless network! Unseamly?


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