Vodafone hits 100,000 4G subscriber mark as roll out continues


Just over a month after launching, Vodafone has launched in more than 80 towns and districts around London

Vodafone has announced more than 100,000 people have signed up to its 4G service, which launched on August 29.

O2, which launched 4G on the same day, has not published subscriber numbers, although EE, which launched just under a year ago, hit the one million mark in September.

The news comes as Vodafone said its 4G service is now live in more than 80 towns and districts around London.

The service is coming to Liverpool on October 17 and Glasgow on October 24, with the operator saying it is on track for 98 per cent population coverage by 2015.

Apart from London, Vodafone 4G is already live in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield.

By the end of the year it will also be switched on in Bradford, Edinburgh, Leeds and Newcastle.

Vodafone UK chief executive Guy Laurence said: “We’re giving people a reason to get excited about ultrafast 4G and more than 100,000 have already joined in. They’re getting closer to the action with Sky Sports or enjoying the tracks they want from the more than 20 million available on Spotify. We’re also giving busy businesses a boost by helping them take their office with them when they’re out and about.

“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. So, the question for even more people now is: which do you want – music or sport?”