Vodafone has revealed that it now has half a million customers using its 4G service, including several small businesses.
Vodafone said since going live last year it has seen strong demand for its services, and has added 115 more towns to its network, including Gateshead, Newbury, Rotherham, Slough, Sunderland, Stockport and West Bromwich.
It has also expanded the coverage in large cities including London, Liverpool and Manchester, in order to provide enhanced access for people in these cities. Perhaps unsurprisingly Vodafone also noted that customers on 4G are using on average twice as much as those on slower 3G services.
As well as revealing the number of consumer customers, Vodafone's CEO Jeroen Hoencamp also explained how businesses are using its service.
“4G is also proving a big hit with our SME customers such as NearDesk and Fulham FC where high-speed downloads, HD video and video conferencing are driving productivity,” he said.
“4G is quickly changing the way the UK works. It’s making a huge impact on our Corporate and Public Sector customers who really see the value of 4G connectivity.”
V3 asked Vodafone and Fulham FC for more information on its use of 4G as a customer of the firm, but had received no reply at the time of publication. The firm said more details would be released in the future, though.
While the milestone is notable for Vodafone it still leaves the firm some way behind EE, which at last count had over two million customers on its network, as well as numerous businesses such as the Royal Berkshire NHS Trust.
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