Vodafone has announced that its 4G network now covers the entire Greater London area and beyond, from Windsor in the west to Dartford in the east.
It will also extend as far north as Harlow and south to Dorking. The firm will be hoping the expansion entices more customers to the network after it revealed an impressive 100,000 have already joined the network since launch.
While this is some way behind the million-plus customers boasted by rival EE, it comes in just over a month since the service launched.
No doubt the iPhone 5S and 5C launches have helped Vodafone to entice punters to the faster network as those buying top-of-the-range phones will be willing to pay for a faster network.
The firm is also preparing to add Liverpool to its network on 17 October and Glasgow on 24 October, as it aims for 98 percent coverage by 2015.
Vodafone chief executive Guy Laurence said the firm had worked rapidly to extend its network coverage as it sees strong demand from its users.
"We’ve been switching on a new site in the London area every half an hour and now people in more than 80 towns and districts can enjoy Vodafone ultrafast 4G," he said.
“We’re giving people a reason to get excited about ultrafast 4G and more than 100,000 have already joined in. We’re also giving busy businesses a boost by helping them take their office with them when they’re out and about."
O2 will no doubt be working rapidly to announce a similar update as it rushes to keep pace with its rivals, having been inititally hampered by the fact its 4G network would not work with the iPhone 5S. This has now been rectified.
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